BMW’s Austrian division has decided to provide an early look at the all-new 7-Series by uploading the online configurator for a short amount of time. The model is due for an official reveal on Wednesday but thanks to these images we get an early look at Bavaria’s flagship model set to take on the mighty Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It will be offered just like before in short (G11) and long (G12) wheelbase versions available with a plethora of optional goodies.
For example, the long wheelbase model can be fitted with a two-piece panoramic sunroof and there is also a four-zone climate control system along with a cool box mounted between the rear seats which can optionally be adjustable. There will be various upholstery choices including Nappa finished in beige, mocha, cognac and black while the headliner can adopt an Alcantara finish for a more premium look.
As far as the exterior is concerned, BMW will be offering numerous alloy wheel options in sizes from 17 to 20 inches while the body will be painted in one of the following colors: Singapore Grey, Imperial Blue, Cashmere Silver, Glacier Silver, Alpine White, Carbon Black, Black Sapphire, Magellan Grey, Jatoba and Arctic Grey Brilliant.
Those who won’t be satisfied with the standard appearance of the 2016 BMW 7-Series will have the chance of ordering an optional M Sport Package that will have a slightly more aggressive body, but don’t hold your breath for a fully-fledged M7 because that will not happen, even though arch rival Mercedes-Benz has the mighty S63/S65 AMG duo.
BMW Austria lists a 730d model with a 265 bhp turbodiesel engine sending power to the rear wheels or to an optional xDrive all-wheel drive system. There is also a 740i model with a 326 bhp gasoline engine along with a 750i xDrive version equipped with a 450 bhp engine.
Following its official reveal on June 10, the new range-topping BMW will get its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales in Europe to commence before the end of the year. Needless to say, it’s bound to hit Indian dealerships once production will kick off at the factory located in Chennai where the outgoing model is currently assembled.
Source: BMW Austria via Bimmer Post