Facelifted 2020 BMW 7-Series Flashes 8-Series Inspiration

Fresh spy shots have surfaced of the facelifted BMW 7-Series wearing very little camouflage and looking much more impressive than the current model.

It is immediately obvious that BMW designers have been influenced by many of the brand’s recent concepts in creating the refreshed 7-Series. With that in mind, we can see part of a larger-than-life kidney front grille. The grille might not just enjoy aesthetic changes either. In fact, it appears that the vertical slats are active and could potentially close to improve aerodynamics.

Furthermore, both the headlights and tailights appear to be significantly slimmer than any current BMW models, perhaps similar to those from recent 8-Series concept cars.

Aggressive bumpers are also visible at both ends. However, before you get too excited, it’s worth noting that this prototype is the V12-powered M760i model. Consequently, lesser 7-Series variants won’t be as dramatic.

Beyond the exterior modifications, some changes are also present in the cabin. For example, there’s a digital gauge cluster that appears to be plucked directly from the BMW 8-Series Concept. That’s certainly no bad thing as it is significantly more visually appealing than the digital display of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class models, for example.

The car will probably arrive towards the end of this year or in early 2019.

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Photo credits: CarPix for CarScoops

  • Jason Panamera

    I’m curious how was taken photo of full virtual gauge cluster ? 😀

    • Jay

      Looks like someone was able to stick their hand inside. Maybe the windows were down

      • Jason Panamera

        You may be right but I will stick with controlled leak 🙂

  • Evo45

    Looks like C-pillar emblems are becoming a thing at BMW. Actually it’s not bad to me.

    • Matthew Daraei

      Yeah, reminds of Maybach.

    • Fabián Montiel

      That’s because the mule is the V12 version, which always had the V12 badge there.

      • Jason Panamera

        Indeed. You got also confirmation of this near i-drive controler, a V12 badge 🙂

  • Kagan

    The trunk needs rework, first of all!

  • Carenthusiast

    so new instrument cluster from 8 Series concept, extra steering wheel switches, on right side of steering wheel it looks like a touchpad like Merc’s, infotainment screen is definitely larger than 10″ so must be 12″, headlights & taillights again from their latest concepts.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    Thinner front/rearlamps and bigger kidneys 👍👍

  • thunder bolt

    This design is old 10 years ago.

  • Elmediterraneo

    So the death of the M760Li was a fake news

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