The new BMW 7-Series Sedan will debut in late 2008 and "will finally draw the line under the flame surfacing era". The new car will have a sleeker, more refined design. Power comes from an updated range of petrol and diesel engines, and there’ll also be a hybrid version.

The new 7-series will be a ground-breaking model, for its design, chassis and powertrain. As you can see the roofline is faster, the glasshouse more coupe-like and the overall look more compact and dynamic.

The new 7-Series, code name probably F01, will be available with petrol-electric hybrid propulsion, with the fruits of the DaimlerChrysler/GM/BMW alliance due to come to fruition around the time of the 7-series’ introduction. The conventional powertrains will be evolutions of the current six-, eight- and twelve-cylinder units. The petrol versions will go direct-injection with a fuel economy bias for Europe and a performance bias for the rest of the world. The diesels get even more power and torque along with an increasingly expensive desmogging equipment.

Source: Car Magazine

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4 comments:

  (6023) posted on 10.6.2006

S8S6RS4 -
You don’t know. Volkswagen, er, Audi has always lagged behind BMW in every way. Always has, always will.

  (6023) posted on 10.4.2006

I’d love to see the rear end - hope to God they’re losing the current look. Although it is one of the few things that set it apart from all the other cars that look very similar these days...

  (6023) posted on 10.4.2006

It will be interesting to find out how the 2-mode hybrid transmission will be adapted by the DCX/GM/BMW venture. We know that RWD applications will be the 1st to be produced, but I would like to see how AWD applications will be used.
It would be nice to see an AWD 7-series with the 2-mode hybrid trans.

  (6023) posted on 10.4.2006

Always has and always will be a dog. Not impressed.

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