Spyshots: 2016 BMW 7 Series (G11) to Receive New Engines and Headlight Design

We first showed you a video of the next BMW 7 Series back in January, so its overall shape is very familiar. However, only towards the end of the summer testing sessions are the really important, in-depth secrets of the G11 being revealed.
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The latest spy photos show that BMW is about to change its iconic halo headlight rings in a major way. As you can see, the inverted L- or J-shaped design they've been using on a lot of their concepts recently will be put into mass production. The most notable of these concepts is the Vision Future Luxury, which was rightfully considered a preview for the 7er at the time of its debut.

Besides the new halos, BMW is rumored to offer laser headlights as an option on both the next-gen 7 Series and the G30 5 Series that will follow soon after it. The system has already been made available on the revolutionary i8 hybridized sportscar and promises a powerful, yet more energy efficient beam.

Extensive use of CFRP will reduce a significant chunk of weight, allowing engineers to power the vehicle with a 2-liter engine for the first time. This will have a plug-in hybrid setup from the eDrive range (expected to be called 730e) that's already been previewed by an X5 concept.

The G11 7 Series will also receive next-generation inline-six engines from the "B code" family. The 3-liter petrol will put down 354 PS (260 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque, while a new twin-turbo diesel will arrive with 347 PS (255 kW) and 660 Nm (486 lb-ft) of torque. There is no replacement for displacement though, and just like the W222 S-Class, BMW's flagship sedan will have a V12 under its bonnet as well.

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