Yesterday we brought you what looked like the first undisguised photo of the 2020 BMW 7 Series facelift and now a second image has emerged that makes things quite clear.
Posted on Instagram by a man called Stan Rudman, who says he’s a Miami Herald contributor among other things, the photo reveals the front end of the luxury sedan sporting a license plate tag that reads “The 7.”
The photo looks like the real deal and appears to have been taken during a preview event, just like yesterday’s image. Obviously, the poster doesn’t reveal anything about the whereabouts of the car. The photo description only reads “Super #sneakpeek of the 2020 #7series #750i.”
The massive kidney grilles inspired by the X7 SUV are impossible to ignore. They are bigger than ever and on this particular car are blinged out with chrome. The redesigned headlights match those from yesterday’s photo, but the bumper is completely different.
While the 7 Series in the first image featured a bumper design that reminded of BMW’s 2014 Vision Future Luxury Concept, this new photo reveals a more conventional look with a central lower grille flanked by two side grilles — all in a dark mesh finish. The distinct bumpers are likely due to the vehicles’ different trim lines and that may also be why the bonnets seem to be sculpted differently.
The facelifted 7 Series will also feature a refreshed rear end sporting a new bumper and revised taillights. The interior is expected to gain a new digital instrument cluster and an upgraded infotainment system.
The engine lineup will see some updates as well and is likely to feature powertrains from the new 8 Series and X7. We’ll learn more at the Geneva Motor Show in March where the 2020 BMW 7 Series will have its world premiere.