Next-Generation BMW 7 Series to Go on Massive Diet

Word has it the next-generation BMW 7 Series could shed at least 500 pounds to become lighter that today’s 5 Series model.
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According to Autocar, The new 7 Series flagship sedan will ditch the traditional steel monocoque construction for a structure that will be a lot lighter that today’s model. Now tipping the scales at 4,188 lbs (1,900 kg), the entry-level 740i is rumored to become even lighter than the current 5 Series model which weighs 3,681 lbs (1,670 kg).

The new structure, which will use a mix of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber, is actually based on the same extensive research for materials destined to be used in BMW’s new range of i models.

Internally known as G11, the next-generation 7 Series will arrive with a choice of inline-six, V8 and V12 engines, as well as a new 760 xDrive M Performance version. The new 7 Series will be revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and will arrive in dealerships sometime in 2016.

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