The new BMW 7 Series isn’t scheduled to break cover until June 10th, but, as it usually happens, some details have surfaced the Interwebz ahead of its official debut. This time around, the data leaked courtesy of BMW Austria’s online configurator, which contains information about the sedan’s engines, exterior colors and pricing. What’s more, it gives a better look at the vehicle’s front fascia, which wasn’t very visible in the leaked photos that made it online in January 2015.
The 7 Series has also been updated to BMW’s current styling, which includes a larger twin-kidney grille and headlamps that go all the way into its chrome surround. On this sedan, the grille is actually a lot bigger than on other models, and features several vertical slats. The unknown trim level pictured here also sports a different bumper layout than the model seen in previous leaks. While the prototype had chrome ornaments right above the DRLs, this one has it underneath them. The bumper mesh seems to be different as well, but the image is too small to spot all the details.
Overall, the new front end, the massive grille, and the bulged engine hood make the 7 Series a lot more commanding to look at. Also, the longer headlamps are a significant improvement over the previous 6 Series-inspired units, which gave the sedan a rather squinty aspect. I’m not the one to get excited about BMW redesigns, but Munich did a good job here.
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2016 BMW 7 Series Engine and Pricing Details Leaked originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 8 June 2015 14:00 EST.