2016 BMW 7-Series officially revealed

2016 BMW 7-Series officially revealed

2016 BMW 7-Series front

BMW have officially revealed the all-new 2016 7-Series.

As usual, BMW will offer a standard version and a long-wheel base version. The LWB version is about 14 cm longer. The car is said be upto 130 kg lighter than the outgoing generation, thanks to the use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) mixed with aluminium and steel, a tech first used in the BMW i8. This makes the body more stronger and rigid, while at the same time reduces weight.

The interior is, as expected, loaded with luxury and features. It consists of different high quality leather options, as well as wood trim and aluminium accents. There is a new iDrive infotainment system, which gets a touchscreen and gesture control technology. There is the Executive Lounge package on the LWB variants. It features a four-zone automatic climate control system, ventilated seats, and power rear seats with a massage function. Additionally the rear console adds a fold out table, cup holders and a 7-inch Touch Command tablet.

The engine specs pretty much remain the same, with the petrol engines on offer the 320 hp turbocharged 3.0-litre 6-cylinder unit and the turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 motor. There is a new hybrid engine, which consists of a twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder unit, a 70 kW electric motor and a lithium ion battery. This produces a combined output of 320 hp, enabling it to go from 0-100 kph in 5.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 240 kph. Fuel economy on the hybrid is rated at a miserly 2.1 l/100 km.

The 2016 BMW 7-Series should arrive in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other GCC countries after the summer.

Keep track of the latest prices and updates in the BMW 7-Series buyer guide.

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