The future generation of the BMW 7-Series has been spied recently while it was being tested in cold weather.
BMW is currently working on a replacement for the outgoing 7-Series as the new generation of the model will make its way onto the market in a couple of years. The vehicle in question will ride on a heavily updated platform and the German based automaker will use some of the construction techniques from the new i3 and i8 in the structure of the 2016 BMW 7-Series. Materials like carbon fiber instead of the conventional aluminum are believed to be used on the new model so expect to see lightweight carbon fiber panels on the trunk lid, on the rood and on the hood.
The lighter BMW 7-Series will improve fuel economy, performance, acceleration and also handling and standard engine options will include six-, eight- and twelve cylinder units, all of them turbocharged and direct injected. A plug-in hybrid version of the new BMW 7-Series will make its way onto the market eventually too and this is said to be developed with the technology borrowed from Toyota. The company’s fans are also expecting the new M Performance model to get a twin turbocharged V8 engine under its hood. Some of the goodies available for the model will include the WiFi, 3D maps with real-time traffic nd weather updates, downloadable apps and much more.
by Cristian Gnaticov
) - Thursday, January 16th, 2014 - filed under BMW
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