Next-gen BMW 7-Series rendered image

A new rendering with the 2016 BMW 7-Series is giving us a glimpse into what the next generation of the flagship sedan might look like.

There is no surprise anymore that the German based automaker is currently working on a replacement for the outgoing 7-Series as the model in question has been already spotted by our spy photographers several times, over these past few months, but what remains new is its design and technology, which should be truly evolutionary considering the fact that it will have the tough job of competing against the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The high-end limousine is shown, in the image posted above, with a conservative exterior design which might enlighten purists. We can notice the large grille which is flanked by the smaller headlights. The chrome details on the front bumper are also visible, along with the rounded fog lights. The new BMW 7-Series is believed to be offered with two wheelbase lengths, standard and long, and in the base 730i it will get a 4-cylinder 2.0 liter unit, with 260 HP (191 kW), while the 740i and 750i will be using a 6-cylinder 3.0L and a V8, respectively. The range topping 760i will come with a 6.6 liter V12, producing approximately 600 HP. The 730d, 740d and 750d will become available for diesel fans.