2020 BMW 7 Series Starts Rolling Off Dingolfing Plant’s Assembly Line

Two months after its official online reveal and three and a half years after the launch of the sixth generation, the facelifted 2020 7 Series has entered production at BMW’s Dingolfing plant in Germany.

Bavaria’s flagship has been given a thorough styling and technological update for its mid-cycle makeover. The oversized grille may have been a controversial change that sparked a lot of discussion, but the refreshed 7 Series brings a lot more. Exterior styling upgrades also include new slim headlights and flatter three-dimensional LED taillights now united by a thin light strip.

The updated interior brings the latest infotainment system, new fine-wood trim, as well as extended quilting around the center console and the door armrests. Additionally, the cabin is quieter thanks to improved acoustic shielding in the rear wheel arches as well as thicker side windows.

As before, the 2020 7 Series continues to offer in both standard and long wheelbase versions. The latter brings a 140mm (5.5in) longer wheelbase for increased space in the rear. According to the automaker, the 7 Series L is the most popular, accounting for 80 percent of total sales.

The revamped 7 Series also sees a major powertrain update in the form of a new six-cylinder plug-in hybrid model — a first for the company. Marketed as the BMW 745e/745Le, it offers a total combined output of 394 PS (389 hp) from a 286 PS (282 hp) six-cylinder gasoline engine and a 113 PS (111 hp) electric motor. The new plug-in hybrid also debuts the carmaker’s fourth-generation battery-cell technology that enables it to drive in all-electric mode for up to 58 km (36 miles).

The engine lineup also includes the new 523hp (530PS) 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine in the 750i/750Li, as well as a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six diesel in three states of tune in the 730d (265 PS/261 hp), 740d (320 PS/316 hp), and 750d (400 PS/394 hp). The M760Li powered by a 585 PS (577 hp) 6.6-liter V12 (now with a gasoline particulate filter) continues to be the range-topping model.

BMW has built more than 1.9 million 7 Series units in Dingolfing since the production of the first-generation model began in 1977. More than 90 percent of 2018’s total production was exported, with the Chinese market accounting for 44 percent of all 7 Series built last year.

more photos...
  • Alpina

    The kidneys don’t look so big in these pictures. Maybe it’s because of the angles. But for me the E38 is the most handsome and elegant 7 series to date. It will be monumental in the flesh, I guess.

  • Dennis James

    I thought until the last second that the huge grille is just a BMW prank on us and the actual car will look decent.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Stunning. Especially in that light gray.

  • alexxx

    The best 7 series in a long time…

  • Eduardo Palandi

    noooooooo

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Black grille + M Sport is a must!

London Dealership Has Amazing Collection Of Epic Ferraris

Joe Macari in London includes cars like a LaFerrari, two Enzos, and a rare 599 SA Aperta.

Larte Design’s “Missuro” Is A 2020 Infiniti QX60 With An Attitude

Larte’s styling package for the QX60 gives the luxury SUV a more dynamic appearance.

Genesis G70 Customers Don’t Go For The Manual – And That’s OK

The Genesis G70 can be purchased with a manual transmission in turbo four-cylinder guise.

White BMW M850i Coupe Lives On A Wing And… Nothing Else, Really

The owner of this M850i xDrive Coupe opted for AC Schnitzer’s carbon ‘Racing’ rear wing.

This Russian Is Trying To Rebuild A Destroyed Lamborghini Gallardo

The rear aluminum frame of this Lamborghini Gallardo has suffered some serious damage.

Looking For Love? Add A Jeep To Your Online Dating Profile Photo

Zoosk says users with a Jeep in their profile photo get a 243% increase in messages.

US Postal Service Partners With TuSimple To Test Autonomous Semis

The Postal Service is looking into the feasibility of autonomous delivery vehicles as they could improve safety and cut costs.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Facelift Debuts With New Styling And Mild-Hybrid Powertrain

The 2020 Discovery Sport features an all-new 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain with 296 hp .

Porsche Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The 914 By Taking A Look Back At Its First Mid-Engine Sports Car

Long before there was the Supra and Z4 partnership, Porsche teamed with VW to create the 914.

Ford Mach E Concept Reportedly Coming Later This Year

The concept will preview an electric crossover that will be launched in 2020 and have at least 300 miles of range.