By June this year, the G11 BMW 7 Series will be turning three, which means a mid-life update to the luxury limousine is just around the corner. Our spy photographers have captured multiple 7 Series LCI test mules before, including the latest one that gives us a glimpse of the interior.

The latest set of photos gives us a clearer look at the larger kidney grilles (much like the X7 SUV), as well as the graphics of the production headlights. Upon closer inspection, it’s clear that the 7-er will drop the existing LED daytime running lights in favour of a more angular design. This test mule appears to wear one that resembles that of the X7 and, to a certain extent, the new 8 Series as well. There’s also an obvious tinge of blue which points towards BMW Laserlight technology.

Over at the back, it’s the second time we’re seeing the redesigned LED tail lights, and the intricacy of the graphics could possibly bear a great degree of resemblance to the 8 Series. From the picture, it’s clear that the LED design differs from the existing unit, and it somehow accentuates the width of the car. Below that are new quad exhaust pipes, masked behind a new cutout that’s integrated into the lower bumper.

Elsewhere, it’s pretty much the same as before. Rumour has it that BMW will only be introducing the updated 7 Series at the tail end of this year, if not sometime in 2019. Expect minor aesthetic changes to be made inside and out, although heavy revisions to the mechanical department seem quite unlikely at this point.

In any case, the Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8 rival will continue to be offered with a range of engines, from the 2.0 litre iPerformance plug-in hybrid in the 740Le xDrive to the 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 in the range-topping M760Li.

Back home, the G11 7 Series is only available in the sole 740Le xDrive, which is priced at RM599k thanks to local assembly and EEV tax break incentives. Watch our first drive review of the car in the video below, and check out for a comprehensive look at its features, equipment and specifications.

GALLERY: 2017 BMW 740Le xDrive