The new G11 BMW 7 Series has been spied on Malaysian roads once again. This is the third time the flagship limousine has been seen on local turf, and with BMW Malaysia already teasing the arrival of its new model on its own website recently, a local debut must be close.

Specifically, two units of the BMW 740Li have been seen together on the road in Putrajaya with trade plates on. The designation visible on the rear of the cars tell us that these are the long-wheelbase versions of the 7er (codenamed the G12).

The 740Li features a 3.0 litre BMW TwinPower straight-six petrol engine, good for 326 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The new 7er range continues to offer ZF-sourced eight-speed transmissions, so no changes there.

We’ve also previously spied what looks to be a more affordable 730Li variant. The base BMW 7 Series variant was first believed to be limited for sale in China, but if our previous speculations prove accurate, BMW Malaysia could be introducing the B48, 2.0-litre four-pot-powered limousine here as well.

Specifications-wise, the 740Li here is expected to offer 19-inch alloy wheels and a Design Pure Excellence package. Elsewhere, we know that the 7er features a completely new carbon fibre-reinforced body (CFRP), loads of new tech and new looks, of course.

No official launch dates were mentioned in the 7er’s local tease. However, with a dedicated microsite for the BMW 7 Series already live, it looks BMW’s rival for the W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is very near. In the mean time, you can check out our comparison of both models’ lounge seats, here.

GALLERY: BMW 7 Series official gallery