2020 BMW 7-Series gets massive look-at-me nostrils
The current generation of BMW’s flagship sedan, the 7-Series, hasn’t created the kind of hype that they were hoping for. So to refresh the appeal of its limo, BMW facelifted the sedan for the 2020 model year with a new engine and — love it or hate it — a massive kidney grille.
In a desperate bid for attention, the grille is 40 percent larger than the one on the current model and is finished in aluminium satin on all models, except the M760Li xDrive model which gets a Cerium Grey finish. It is flanked by a new set of adaptive LED headlights which can be swapped for optional laser headlights. At the rear, the new slimmer tail lamps are connected by a thin light strip that runs across the width of the boot lid.
The 2020 BMW 7-Series borrows the latest generation digital instrument cluster from the 8-Series and the X7 to spice up its cabin, aside from new leather and trim options.
In the range-topping M760Li, BMW offers 600 hp and 850 Nm from the V12, while in the 750i xDrive, a completely re-engineered version of the 4.4-litre V8 is fitted. This churns out 523 hp and 750 Nm. There is a plug-in hybrid version too, with a six-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor to produce 389 hp. The eight-speed automatic transmission is revised and now comes with a Launch Control Function as standard.
The 2020 BMW 7-Series will arrive in UAE and GCC showrooms by the summer of 2019.