BMW’s refreshed 7-Series is under development right now. The camouflaged car has been spotted at the ‘Ring a few days ago. Although we can’t really see what’s actually beneath the wraps, the extra camouflage suggests that the 2020 BMW 7-Series is receiving more changes than the mid-cycle update usually brings.
As far as we can see, the new front end will host a totally redesigned, bigger grille and a completely reworked hood. There are also new and slimmer headlights, as well as a slightly revised bumper with larger air intakes. Some reports suggest that the refreshed BMW 7-Series sports pig’s face, but we don’t think so. No, the facelifted model will definitely look more attractive, especially from the front.
Around back, the luxury full-size sedan gets a pair of redesigned taillights. The camouflage hides the complete rear hatch, so there might a few additional changes. Still, we can’t see them right now.
Inside, the 2020 BMW 7-Series will get the latest version of the iDrive infotainment system. The German car manufacturer may also enlarge the touchscreen display, while the recently previewed configurable digital instrument cluster is something we largely expect. BMW will not forget to add new upholstery treatment to its flagship sedan, as well as updated safety kit and advanced driving aids.
The manufacturer may surprise potential buyers with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Though, the current turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder will be slightly pushed forward to deliver 335 horsepower instead of today’s 320 ponies. The topping option will use a redeveloped 4.4-liter V8 engine which will reportedly deliver up to 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of twist.
The mid-cycle updated 2020 7-Series sedan will be introduced sometime next year. The carmaker will most likely raise prices just a little bit.