We have known for quite some time that BMW has been working on the new-generation 7-Series, but all we had until now were simple speculations. Today, however, the car was caught testing for the first time during testing in Northern Sweden.
Internally called G11, the new 7-Series will be much lighter than the current version, due to lightweight materials like carbon fiber being used for the main parts, like the platform, structure and body panels. This reduced weight - rumored to be somewhere in the 450-pound area - will help it deliver improved handling and performance.
Under the hood, BMW will place a range of six- , eight- and twelve-cylinder engine all connected to automatic gearboxes. Rumors suggested there will also be a new four-cylinder engine added to the lineup, but these are just speculations for now.
Expect the next-generation 7-Series to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Car Show in 2015.