BMW previews next-generation 7 Series in official prototype pictures

The next BMW 7 Series (G11) has been testing for a while now and is expected to debut this summer.

To get more attention, BMW has released official prototype pictures and more technical details for the next generation of the 7 Series model range.

According to BMW, the new 7 Series will set new benchmarks in lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity and operation.

Thanks to extensive use of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the structure of the passenger cell, lightweight design and a new generation of engines the weight will be reduced by up to 130kg.

In addition fuel consumption and emissions figures will be improved significantly.

Engine range will include six-cylinder in-line variants from the BMW Group’s latest generation of power units linked to eight-speed Steptronic gearbox.

Some of the notable technology highlights the new 7 Series will introduce include two-axle air suspension with automatic self-levelling, updated iDrive with Touch Display form and BMW gesture control with Hand movements detected by a 3D sensor control infotainment functions in an extremely intuitive and user-friendly fashion.

The new BMW 7 Series will be also the world’s first series-produced car that owners will be able to manoeuvre in or out of parking spaces or garages without anyone at the wheel. The remote control parking option allows drivers to access extremely tight parking spaces. The car to enter or exit a parking space fully automatically.

There will be also steering and directional control assistant, Lane Departure Warning Assistant with active side collision protection, and the rear collision prevention and cross-traffic warning functions.

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