BMW 7 Series facelift debuts with a big new grille
- The BMW 7 Series saloon has undergone a makeover as a part of its mid-cycle refresh. The car has been revealed at the ongoing Detroit Auto Show 2019.
- Undoubtedly, the facelift is characterised by an enormous new grille, which is 40 per cent larger than before, to be precise. It is flanked by new, slimmer headlights with adaptive LEDs. Also new is a redesigned bonnet and more muscular fenders.
- At the back, the design changes include a new light strip that extends across the tailgate connecting the taillights. Just like the headlamps, the tail lights are slimmer too.
- The car has grown in length as well. Both the standard wheelbase and long wheelbase models are now 22 mm longer than the pre-facelift models.
- Also new with the facelift is a re-engineered 4.4-litre V8 petrol which now makes a much higher 523 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque than its predecessor. Then, the plug-in hybrid variant, which combines a turbocharged 3.0-litre 6-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor, is also updated to make 388 bhp and 600 Nm.
- Inside, the new 7 Series has BMW’s latest digital instrument cluster from the 8 Series. Also available on the facelift are new leather & trim options and more equipment.