BMW is working on an updated version of its awesome 7-Series model. The testing prototype has been spotted in Germany with camouflaged front and rear ends, so it’s quite clear what’s going to be changed. However, aside from the cosmetic changes, the carmaker should also add a few new technologies inside, as well as one more powertrain option. The refreshed luxury sedan should become available by the end of the next year as the 2019 BMW 7-Series, though the U.S. model could come later as the 2020 7-Series.
Exterior wise, the mid-cycle facelift is bringing a completely new face. The camouflage hides a new grille and headlights, while we think that the hood also features a new design. It’s somehow more dynamic. BMW should update a bumper air intakes, but don’t expect anything dramatic. It’s pretty much the same story in the back. The 2019 BMW 7-Series will feature a tweaked pair of taillights and perhaps redesigned bumper, but nothing more.
Inside, the refreshed 7-Series sedan will probably get a few styling changes. However, what’s far more important, the luxury sedan will add Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant and likely a more advanced self-driving system. The German carmaker cooperates with Intel, Here and Mobileye on the technology, which will hopefully be done before the arrival date of the 2019 BMW 7-Series.
The updated car will probably rely on today’s engines. However, there is a big possibility of seeing one more plug-in hybrid option. Actually, we are sure about this matter, because BMW wants to add as many hybrid and electric powertrains as it’s possible in the coming years, so they won’t miss the chance with the updated luxury sedan for sure. As for the other mills, some of them will add more power and better efficiency.
This is just the beginning of testing, so stay tuned for updates.