The development process of the new generation of the BMW 7 Series has moved to southern Europe. A test copy of the long-awaited comprehensive renovation of the BMW luxury saloon has been photographed in broad daylight. These spy photos allow us to get closer, once again, to the tests that are being carried out on the road.
BMW continues to work at full capacity on the generational change of its most luxurious and exclusive saloon. Development of the new 2023 BMW 7 Series is underway. Over the last few months, we have had several opportunities to get closer to the different tests that the German company is carrying out. And once again, there has been a most interesting sighting.
BMW is in the European territory to carry out a whole series of tests on roads open to traffic. Thanks to our spy photographers we can take a look with a great level of detail at these tests that are crucial when developing a new generation.
The last time we had the opportunity to run into the new generation 7 Series in broad daylight was a few weeks ago as it passed the Nürburgring. Now the environment is different. Unfortunately, the camouflage continues to be the protagonist, covering almost the entire exterior. In addition, to this, we must add the fact that it equips temporary elements that we will not see in the production model. Light clusters are one example.
Despite these details, which are not trivial, the truth is that the design will undergo important changes. One of the references that have been taken is neither more nor less than the BMW 2002 Hommage Concept. This super-luxury saloon must adapt to the new design language that BMW is applying to all its novelties that are breaking onto the scene. It will have a modern exterior image although with a certain retro air.
It will also share certain traits with the recently introduced BMW iX. In any case, it will stay true to its original philosophy. The long-wheelbase will influence the line that the lateral silhouette will draw and, in turn, will allow you to enjoy a large and spacious cabin. An interior that we can take an indiscreet look at. The two large screens are visible.
One of these screens will be used as digital instrumentation while the other, with a touch surface, will be key to managing all the functions of the infotainment system. It is even on the agenda to share some equipment with the Rolls-Royce Phantom. However, in terms of exclusivity and luxury, there will continue to be a significant distance between the two models.
BMW 7 Series 2023 Engine
About the mechanical section, the new generation of the 7 Series will bet without complexes on electrification. A selection of gasoline and diesel engines will be kept in the portfolio. A 48-volt light hybrid technology (MHEV) electrified motors. To this must be added two plug-in hybrid variants (PHEV) and, just as important, a fully electric alternative. The BMW i7 will be positioned as the electric alternative to the aforementioned 7 Series.
When will it hit the market? The new BMW 7 Series is scheduled to be presented in society sometime in 2022. However, it will not begin its commercial journey in Europe until 2023.