2020 BMW 7-Series Facelift: Here It Is In All Its Gaping Nostrils Splendor

It was less than a week ago that we were wondering if those initial leaked images were the real deal, depicting a wide variety of facelifted 7-Series models wearing predominantly white exteriors. Newsflash, as these photos prove, they were.

Today, we have a grey 750Li long-wheelbase model to show you, and the image quality isn’t as bad as before either, which is great seen as how we also have a shot of the interior now. Still, it’s that massive grille that steals the show, for better or worse.

Also Read: How BMW’s 7 Evolved From Glorious Great White To Obnoxious Whale Shark

No more blending in

Say what you will about the size of the kidney grille on the 2020 7-Series, but if BMW’s plan was to have the car stand out more than it used to, then mission accomplished. The sheer size of it definitely gives the restyled 7er more road presence, although that’s not the same as saying that it actually looks good – we’ll leave that up to you to decide.

At the back, the taillights have been completely redesigned, even though it may not seem like it at first. Look carefully however and you’ll notice that they aren’t as bulky anymore, and have sharper edges, not unlike those found on the latest 3-Series.

All-digital, all the time

The gauge cluster has also been redesigned, and it appears to be the same 12.3-inch one used inside the new 8-Series. The rest of the cabin appears largely the same, although various software upgrades are to be expected.

As for the car’s engine range, it should hold both petrol and diesel options for Europe (like before), with North America abstaining from going anywhere near the oil burners.

Aside from the 750Li model, we also have two leaked images of the M760Li version courtesy of the Lux Vehicles Instagram page. They don’t show much, but the car’s black exterior accents are visible both at the front as well as at the rear.

The official unveiling of the 2020 BMW 7-Series facelift will take place tomorrow, January 16.

Thanks to our friends from Wheelsage for the tip!

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  • cbATL

    I would rock this

  • Matthew Daraei

    Very cool looking, better than Audi A8 at least.

  • PK

    BMW, This is why Mercedes Benz S Class sales more than the 7 Series. Nothing has changed other than that big ass grille and the digital instrumental cluster. Why can’t they be bold, just redesign into something new like the Benz and Audi!

    • cbATL

      The interior of the Mercedes Benz S Class is f’en hideous. It looks like a Vegas Casino.

      • PK

        well that’s how it supposed to be like. it’s luxury car isn’t it? vegas casino is a luxury related! does this 7 series look luxury to you?

        • cbATL

          Vegas casinos are luxury adjacent.

          • PK

            well whatever the hell it is. bmw sucks at luxury! they have rr for that!

      • Yavor

        Sit in one, and come back and let’s see if you will say that again.

        • cbATL

          I have and I am not into the Middle Eastern/China new rich luxury look. It’s tacky.

    • Yavor

      Because they are scared and have no real idea how to build cars anymore.

      • PK

        i guess.

  • nastinupe

    Looks ok. I wouldn’t want it honestly. It’s just a big long car, it evokes no emotion whatsoever.

  • ThisDecepticonWillFU

    I’m sure that this new 2019 BMW 7 Series will be in the next Jennifer Lopez music video. Get ready to get back “On The Floor” everyone.

  • KAG25

    the outside except the grill looks good, but the gear shifter seems way to large, make that simple and normal size.

  • Six_Tymes

    whelp, almost everyone else (not all) has big giant grills. which in recent years Audi started

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Audi’s look decent though.

  • Yishay

    This car does nothing for my sensory and reminds me of a Buick in an odd way.

    • Six_Tymes

      you got in almost all the buzz words. the only ones you are missing is sustainability and not for profit, but of course those don’t apply here.

      • Mike anonymous

        😂🤣😄 haha!. Also,.. You forgot; Connected, smart, polycarbonate, and ‘the future is here’.

  • Jessi Miley-Diabetes

    Why is the grill so small?

  • Kyle

    Didn’t the 7 just come out… How’s it already being refreshed?

    • Dude

      Current gen came out in 2015

      • Dennis James

        No wonder that no one noticed.

    • Ermal Morina

      ikr, times moves so fast, i remember vividly the day the prefacelifted model was announced

    • Eythan Aldrich

      this generation is already 4 years old so facelift is needed

  • Dude

    It definitely looks like a rich person’s car now. The current and previous gen 7 series just looks like a big BMW (same issue with the A8, though maybe you would want that). This looks like you spent some money.

    • cbATL

      I like this sentence: “This looks like you spent some money.”

    • fabri99

      It might look like you spent some money, but you sure aint bought good taste.

  • salamOOn

    soooo…. half of those kidneys is literally fake plastic cover…. useless, terribly looking solution.

    • cbATL

      What kind of monitor are you using to determine the authenticity of the chrome from your parents home?

      • Bill Nguyen

        He means the kidney grilles aren’t even like vents anymore, just black plastic covers with chrome slats on them.

    • Mike anonymous

      No, don’t worry, they are active vents. They close and open automatically depending on how fast you are going or wether the engine of your vehicle needs to be cooled down a great deal.

      • salamOOn

        i can see the active vents…. but cant you see that solid portion above and below active vents?
        that is what i mean…. the whole part above them is just solid, fake part where normally hood would be…. unnecessary.

  • Finkployd

    She got stung by a bee or something?

  • bxniels0

    Nah, it’s Botox

  • U8INIT

    Always loved this hue of silver.

  • Bill Nguyen


    • Eythan Aldrich

      that response is getting overrated af

  • charlotteharry57

    I agree. It’s bad but not THAT bad.

  • Mike anonymous

    So it wasn’t just me that thought; CS seemed to have a slightly biased opinion on this vehicle.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    This is bad. And the M750i looks aids.

    Not good, BMW.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    “The sheer size of it definitely gives the restyled 7er more road presence, although that’s not the same as saying that it actually looks good – we’ll leave that up to you to decide.”

    We’re not telling you it looks bad, but it looks bad.

  • BlackPegasus

    Any “real” images available? All I see is a cartoon. 🙄

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    How could they honestly think this looks good? Mercedes and Audi must be chuckling away.

  • Principe Raphael

    It’s not awful…but clearly, not great.

  • Blade t

    I bet it’s a super comfy cruiser on the roads. If you have the money leasing would be the way to go. The 7 series and the S class drop so much value in the first couple years ,,terrible investment of 100k…

    • Jason Panamera

      It’s a hazard. During first 30 years you loose money only to rise slowly it’s value year after year. But you never know…

  • GobbleUp

    7 is now a Caddy design, so bad.

    Bangle not appreciated.

  • Jason Panamera

    So 7 series evolution from shark to Peppa the pig is done. Darwin wouldn’t be happy. But to be honest, I really like the back and front of this car, only if grille was from pre-facelift. : (

    • Jason Panamera

      Okay, I like this front and whole design more with every time I look at it, strange.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Looks awesome. BMW has managed to add what was missing in the pre-facelift version: elegance. The Mercedes had it in spades but could no look sporty even in the most brutal AMG guise. The 7 now achieves both nicely.

    This will sell VERY well.

  • AMG44

    I think this was inevitable. 2019 was about time that BMW makes their iconic grille as large as others. Going forward i see grilles on all BMW models growing.
    It definitely takes some getting used to.

  • brn

    I’ve never been a fan of the BMW grill. This is an improvement.

  • An Existing Person

    Not too bad. The front end isn’t my style but the rear looks very nice. S-Class still remains on top as per usual.

  • Nordschleife

    How could you not love the presence of this 3/4 view? I personally think this is a win and I knew a few high quality shots would make some people this otherwise. It’s not soft like the S-Class but has more style than the A8.

    I don’t applaud many mid-cycle updates but this gets my standing ovation.


    • europeon

      Looks like a Lexus.

  • no25

    I still find the SClass and LS to be far better looking, but this looks better than the A8 and any Cadillac.

    • Haywood Jablowme

      A8 is clearly better looking. Neck and neck with the Caddie in the ugliest car sweepstakes though.

  • Haywood Jablowme

    Ugly! Getting out of one of these would be almost as embarrassing as getting out of an American muscle car.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I like it. I don’t like the body or side profile of the 7 series but this is cool.

  • Enter Ranting

    Clumsy and cartoonish, and with Lincoln taillights to boot.

  • JustSomeDude

    The E65 is the best selling 7 series ever though

  • TB

    Don’t mind the grill so much as I mind the fuser on the front end and that fat back end…looks a bit too thick IMO.

  • Alex AJ

    if it wasn’t for the insanely oversized grille, this would be one good looking car.

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