The Front End of the 2020 BMW 7 Series Has Leaked Again But This Isn’t the Same Car
Perhaps we’re looking at a performance version?by Jonathan Lopez, on
We just posted an article about a leaked picture showing off the front end of the 2020 BMW 7 Series, but now the up-and-coming Bavarian luxury sled is once again splashed all over the Internet, and by the look of it, we could be dealing with multiple models here.
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This latest post comes to us courtesy of Twitter user @StanRudman.
Like the original leak we already covered (reposted for your convenience at the bottom of this article), this new post looks like it was also taken from a private event that Bimmer held to help build hype for the new 7 Series.
This time around, however, we have a much clearer image of the front end. We can finally see the whole thing, sans sheets, including the grille, the intakes, and the headlights.
By the look of it, this is probably an M Sport version.
While there are obvious similarities to the original leak, but there are enough differences between this car and the previous model we saw to justify an entirely different trim level.
For example, the lower bits of the front fascia, in particular, stand out as a major difference. Notice that the lower intakes are completely reshaped. Unlike the chrome-ringed blades and horizontal intake, this new model has larger lower intakes, as well as a more geometric lower lip. The side intakes also look like they have some kind of carbon fiber blade design attached to their top side.
However, above the lower intakes, things are a bit more familiar. It looks like this model is once again sporting a set of laser headlights, while the primary intake (a.k.a. the kidney grille) is once again ringed in chrome and looks enormous. This time around, we also have a solid view of the redesigned hood, and although it doesn’t look terribly different from original leak, we can now see the indents added along the sides.
As for the interior, the face lift won’t change much. Look for the same general layout, but with the latest technology added on top, such as a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, plus a large touchscreen in the dash as well.
According to a recent post on BMW Blog, the latest 7 Series will offer both RWD and AWD for the drivetrain, with around 340 horsepower on tap for motivation. There will also be a hybrid version that mates a 3.0-liter six-cylinder and electric motor to create upwards of 388 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. And don’t forget the forthcoming V-12 version pushing around 600 ponies. Yes, please.
Regardless, we expect the new 7 Series to debut as soon as a few weeks from now, or as late as March at the Geneva Motor Show.
When it does drop, it’ll vie for sales against the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Lexus LS 500. Expect an MSRP starting at roughly $85,000.
Read our full review on the 2020 BMW 7 Series.
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