Spyshots: 2019 BMW 7 Series LCI to Get Major Styling Refresh

By far the most technologically advanced BMW in history, the BMW 7 Series G11/12 also introduced a new design language for the current BMW lineup.
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Designed by Nader Faghizadeh, who was previously in charge of designing the interior of the 7 Series F01/02, the G11/12's design theme looked like it was going to catch on every other model from Munich, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

If you take a closer look at the 2019 BMW 7 Series LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) prototype in these latest spy photos, it looks like the mid-cycle facelift will have entirely new front and rear ends.

Despite the heavy camouflage, you can probably see that even the hood shut line is different, making way for new headlights and a redesigned kidney grille. Judging by the close-ups, we think that the X7 iPerformance concept served as the inspiration. BMW will try to bring its largest models closer together regarding design, particularly as it already switched to a black and white roundel badge for its most expensive products.

The side will remain largely identical to the current model, save for some differently styled wheels one some versions, while the rear will receive brand new taillights, which also seem to be mildly inspired by the ones on the X7 iPerformance concept.

Engine wise there shouldn't be too many novelties, especially since most of the current engine lineup is not exactly decrepit, but there should be improvements regarding fuel economy and power on both the V8s and the six-cylinders.

Technology is where the facelifted 7 Series will shine, and there are plenty reasons to believe that the LCI model will be a Level 3 autonomous vehicle if the right options are ticked.

Set to be unveiled at the end of 2018, probably at the Paris Motor Show, the revamped luxury Bimmer will probably share the stage with its upcoming SUV brother, the BMW X7, and the BMW 8 Series.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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