2009 BMW 7 Series

These are supposed to be leaked promotional shots of the 2009 BMW 7-Series due to be unveiled sometime this month. They were found on a random flickr account.

The whole Bangle design language seems to have stabilized somewhat, you can see this car taking cues from both the facelifted 5-Series (overall body shape and butterfly-wing rear lamps) and the X6, and the humongous hog-like kidney grille nostrils from the BMW CS Concept. The rear sports integrated exhaust tailpipes in the bumper.

On the interior you get to see a preview of the new iDrive interface. The iDrive screen seems to show a Google search page, which seems to indicate iDrive could now have a web browser. The iDrive knob is now placed next to the gear shifter. The gear shifter itself is the new shift-by-wire shifter first introduced in the X5, and is no longer mounted on the steering column.

Ten more photos after the jump.

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series