The 2009 BMW 7-Series will make it world debut in October at the Paris Motor Show, but the first details will be released in July. The car will go on sale in very late October early November.

The Short Wheel Base (SWB) F01 is about 10cm (4 inches) longer than the current car (E65), and has a longer wheelbase (14cm = approx. 5.5 inches). So, F01 is only a tad shorter than the current E66 (Long wheel base).

There will be a variety of engines offered including the N74 which is the engine code for the newest Twin Turbo V12. Some information also indicates that a naturally aspirated direct inject 4.4l V8 will be offered. As we had discussed before Hybrids will also be available but not at the initial launch. The ZF 8 speed will of course be the mode of gear selection.

The next generation xenon adaptive lights with CELIS LED coronas (angel eyes) are brighter in the latest spy shots in order to meet some countries day time running light requirements.

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Source: Bimmerfile

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