Watch Out For the 2016 BMW 7-Series
The automotive voyeurs and enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that there is already a sneak peek into the brand new 2016 BMW 7-Series generation, which was caught on photos for the first time while performing tests in cold weather condition in Sweden. This new beauty will probably make its grand debut in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it will be launched in the 2016 model year. Everyone expects for the new model to offer plenty of improvements in the fuel economy, acceleration and handling. Although we have to wait for some times in order to see car’s debut, we cannot feel anything but excitement about it. BMW is always expected to come out with some impressive in-car technology which we all look forward to.
Evolutionary styling approach
When we took a look at the spy photographs of the 2016 BMW 7-Series prototypes, the first thing we noticed was the evolutionary styling approach. However, the vehicle is still in its development stages, which means that there is place for many elements to be changed and we expect the final result to be impressive from what we can see until now. The prototype borrowed some of the body panels and the rear bumper from the current 7-Series. However, there seems to be a different approach to the styling of the trunk lid; and the heavy camouflage gear around the prototype’s C-pillar seems to be hiding a different version of the signature Hofmeister kink that BMW is recognized for. This car manufacturer is also recognized for revolutionizing its production into the direction of increased environmental consciousness, which means that the new 2016 7-series is expected to introduce more fuel-efficient engines and some brand new, revolutionary technologies like thermoelectric devices.
The construction of the 2016 7-series
Electriccarsdaily.comThe construction of the 2016 BMW 7-Series is expected to use the experience gained from the i8 and i3 electrified vehicles, so we will probably see a mix of materials, as well as avoiding the conventional steel and aluminum and using carbon fiber instead. According to the estimations, the savings on weight could end up being 300-400 pounds when compared to the current model. The lightweight panels of carbon fiber are expected to be seen on the trunk lid, the hood and the roof. This material will improve the economy of the vehicle, but it will also improve the acceleration, performance, braking and handling. The standard powertrain options will probably introduce 6-, 8- and 12-cyliner alternatives and all of them will be with turbocharging and direct-injection technologies. BMW is also working on a plug-in hybrid model for the 2016 7-Series and the fans of high performance can expect to see an improved M Performance model that will feature a twin-turbocharged V-8.
We expect nothing but the best in the technology department
When it comes to BMW, we always expect some excitement in the technology department. The 2016 BMW 7-Series will likely include a myriad of convenience features and traffic warning systems such as autonomous driving capability and self parking. The autonomous car technology that BMW is working on should debut with the 2016 7-Series. This series should also offer increased voice activation, 3D maps with weather and real-time traffic updates, downloadable apps and full WiFi capability. If you want to keep in touch with some new updates about the 2016 7-Series (who wouldn’t?), just stay tuned and wait for it.