BMW 7-Series leaked: Distinctive styling on the menu for flagship sedan

LEAKED: 2020 BMW 7 Series Images & Powertrain Details

The BMW 7-Series is about to receive a mid-cycle makeover (LCI in BMW speak).

The spy image indicates that the new 7-Series is likely to borrow styling cues from the X7 SUV.

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A photo showing what looks to be the front grille of the anticipated BMW 7-Series facelift has been leaked through Instagram. Customers there typically prefer more aggressive vehicle design, so this new look is possibly also evidence of a design shift to cater to tastes in the world's biggest new auto market. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so we'll refrain from saying whether the changes made to the corporate grille are good or bad, but we will mention it makes the 7 Series look more imposing. The taillamps, for instance, will get a sleeker look, which will be inspired from the ones of the new-gen BMW 3 Series. Go for the range-topping M760i and some of the design accents will come with a gold / copper finish, including the aforementioned hockey stick, the V12 badge on the rear pillar, the corporate grille, side mirrors, and even the wheels. We also expect a digital display and improved luxury over the existing models. There will also be a 745e iPerformance xDrive plug-in hybrid with a combined 388 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque on offer, which is 64 hp more than the current 740e offers. On the other hand, the new model will offer a higher power of at least 400 hp. The front headlights also appear much slimmer.

The new BMW 7 Series facelift will make its European market debut in 2019, with sales expected to start in the second half of the year. Its India launch, however, won't happen before mid-2020.

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