2016 BMW 7 Series realistically imagined

2016 BMW 7 Series render

The next-generation BMW 7 Series has been speculatively rendered based on recent spy shots.

Sporting a familiar exterior design, the 2016 7 Series is expected to get a larger and more upright BMW “kidney” grille flanked by a pair of headlights that meets the grille.

Crucially, BMW’s flagship sedan will lose as much as 170kg, thanks to a raft of weight saving measures, including the use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic, aluminium and magnesium in its construction.

The car will reportedly be offered with a standard (G11) and long wheelbase (G12), with the based 730i powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivering 191kW (260HP). A 3.0-litre V6 powered 740i and 4-litre turbocharged V8 powered 750i are also expected. A range-topping 760i propelled by a 6.6-litre V12 pinched from the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Wraith with 441kW (600HP) will cap of the range. A range of diesel engines will also be available in the 730d, 740d and 750d.

The 2016 BMW 7 Series is expected to make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015.

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