2019 BMW 7 Series facelift unveiled

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BMW has revealed the facelifted 7 Series, which brings new engines, tech and looks to its flagship sedan.

Visually, the 7 Series has undergone a number of styling changes. There’s an all new front fascia, with a 40 per cent larger kidney grille (which is finished in Cerium Grey OK the flagship M760Li), flanked by LED laser lights and more muscular fenders.

At the rear, the taillights are slimmer and are now connected by a thin, LED light strip.

Inside, the luxury limo has been fitted with BMW’s latest OS7.0 infotainment system, along with the digital instrument cluster from the new 3 Series, X5 and other BMW models. There’s a new range of Napa leather colours, while more sound deadening has been added around the car to reduce NVH inside.

Six engine options will be offered: two petrols, three diesels and one plug-in hybrid. The range-topping petrol is the same 6.6-litre turbo V12 powered M760Li xDrive as the outgoing model, which produces 430kW of power and 850Nm of torque. A lower grade 750i xDrive is now available, with an all new 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 from the M850i that produces 390kW and 750Nm.

All diesel variants use a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six, albeit in different states of tune: the 730d packs 195kW and 620Nm, the 740d xDrive produces 235kW and 680Nm, while the 750d xDrive generates 294kW and 760Nm.

The plug-in hybrid 745e’s outputs have been boosted too, with 290kW and 600Nm coming from a 3.0-litre turbo inline-six and an electric motor.

All 7 Series models come standard with ‘xDrive’ all-wheel-drive, bar the 730d which is rear-wheel-drive (AWD can be optioned).

All of the latest BMW safety technologies are available on the new 7 Series, including adaptive cruise control. remote parking, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic emergency braking.

The 2019 BMW 7 Series enters production in March.

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