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2016 BMW 7-Series spied

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The new generation of the BMW 7-Series has been spied recently wearing a lot of camouflage and being driven on a public road.

With the introduction of the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW remained behind in the segment but this won’t be for long as the company is currently working on a new generation of its flagship sedan, the 7-Series. The model in question will be created using the construction techniques from developing the i3 and the i8 and its structure is expected to incorporate a mix of materials such as carbon fiber, which will be used instead of the regular aluminum and steel.

This will transform the new-gen BMW 7-Series into a lighter vehicle and it will lead to improved handling, braking and acceleration and also fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, making it an even greater competitor to the S-Class. The standard powertrain options are said to include the 6-, 8- and 12-cylinder units, all of them turbocharged and direct injected. A plug-in hybrid model is also expected, with the possibility of some technologies borrowed from Toyota, but this will make its way onto the market at a later time.

The Efficient Dynamics technologies will be making their way onto the 2016 BMW 7-Series but there won’t be an M version of the new model as the M Division is not interested in it. Some of the features to be found on the flagship sedan will include the 3D maps with real-time traffic and weather updates, downloadable apps, WiFi, increased voice activation and so on. The model is believed to be introduced by the end of next year.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, August 28th, 2014 - filed under BMW, News, Spied, Sticky news. Image credit: .
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