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Prototypes of the next-generation G11 BMW 7 Series have been shedding some camo. For one, the area surrounding the exhaust tail pipes is now completely free of camo.

The twirly camo on the car looks a bit thinner now – it’s either that or we now have photos that are of higher resolution, so we can now make out some of the details such as the shape of the headlamps and tail lamps.

We’ve traced the lines around the lamps. On the front, you can see that the headlamps meet the edges of the kidney grilles just like all the recently launched BMW cars. Overall, both the front and rear lamps are much slimmer than the fat ones on the current car, which should give the new G11 a sportier look.

We also notice that the G11’s bonnet shut line have been moved forward to meet the kidney grilles (similiar to the F15 X5), instead of being a few inches aft of the grilles like they are on cars like the F01 7 Series, F30 3 Series and F10 5 Series.

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Previous spyshots also gave us a look at the interior of the new 7er, but you’ll have to ignore the surface texture as they’re probably not final. We see a new UI for the iDrive infotainment system as well as metallic finish on the buttons and OLED touch panels.

Word is that the new 7er will debut in the second half of 2015 with big weight reductions of up to 200 kg, thanks to learnings from the BMW i project. The new ‘5up’ chassis is rumoured to incorporate aluminium, magnesium and carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).


COMPARED: G11 BMW 7 Series vs.  F02 BMW 7 Series LWB

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