2019 BMW 7-Series Caught Getting Ready To Tackle The All-New A8

BMW unveiled the latest 7-Series in 2015 and the model is facing stiff competition from the all-new Audi A8 and facelifted Mercedes S-Class. The company is responding by updating its flagship sedan and spy photographers recently car the model undergoing cold weather testing.

As you can see in the photos, the styling changes will likely be minor and include updated fascias and new headlights. The model could also be equipped with a revised grille and modified taillights.

The interior should also see a minor refreshing but details are limited at the moment. Most of the focus will likely be on new technologies and reports have suggested the car could adopt a new digital instrument cluster called “Live Cockpit.” The display will reportedly be similar to the one used in the 8-Series and Z4 concepts.

Speaking of technology, the facelifted 7-Series could have an improved semi-autonomous driving system. There have been reports the model could come with Level 3 technology but BMW’s head of autonomous driving projects recently suggested that technology won’t arrive until 2021.

Under the hood, we can expect to see an updated engine lineup that is more powerful and eco-friendly. The 740e iPerformance, in particular, is expected to have a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, an upgraded electric motor, and new batteries which have a higher energy density. These changes could enable the model to have a longer electric-only range as well as an output of approximately 390 hp (290 kW).

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  • thunder bolt

    it looks almost the same as it was 17 years ago, especially the 2009 model year, it looks identical.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      Both on the interior and exterior. BMW refuses to step their game up like Mercedes and Audi had.

      • Six Thousand Times

        I prefer BMW’s look to the sort of bloated look of modern Benzes and that’s purely subjective. But wait, Audi?

        • Stigasawuswrecks

          BMW’s have looked the exact same with minor changes for the past 15 years. They just look like they’ve post marriage weight.

          • Six Thousand Times

            I think they still look trim. Naturally, the Chinese demand more chrome and bigger and bigger grilles. Benzes, to me, look like they’re retaining water.

  • WG

    I’m glad that BMW fixed the shape of the headlight housing to make it look less weird.

  • Finkployd

    I’m so glad bmw is hiding this ugly ass car under some swirly stickers

  • Jweisberg

    Still looks bland. The E38 generation is my favorite 7 series.

    • Bo Hanan

      E38-7, E39-5 and E46-3 Series cars were BMW’s last great designs. Everything after is bland & boring.

  • LOOKS LIKE THEY DITCHED THE SILLY HOCKEY STICK SIDE TRIM.

  • DM

    Change the interior. The new A8 is the one to beat.

    • salamOOn

      no, its not. absurd load of shiny black plastic that you cant switch for something less tacky, and those two touchscreens are mega user unfriendly…..