The new BMW 7 Series 2019 debuts at Geneva Motor Show
Premium carmaker BMW is again upping the profile of its flagship models in the luxury segment with extensive design updates, a more advanced line-up of engines and cutting-edge operating, driver assistance and connectivity technology. The restyling of the new BMW 7 Series exterior clearly accentuates the car’s assured presence and cultured elegance. Inside the cabin, new equipment features, improved acoustic comfort and the latest-generation display and operating system all help to raise the feel-good factor another notch.
The luxury sedan’s prestigious status shines through particularly prominently at its front end, which now rises 50 millimetres taller and features a 40-per-cent-larger BMW kidney grille and slimmer headlights. The bonnet and front apron also sport a new look. The car’s flanks are a picture of precision, thanks to the new upright positioning of the Air Breathers and trim strips extended all the way to the rear.
The design update is rounded off by a restyled rear apron and a slender light strip below the chrome bar linking the rear lights, which are likewise slimmer than before. The Exclusive Nappa leather trim with extended quilting (new on the options list) and new interior trim strips help imbue the cabin with a highly exclusive air. In addition, the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel have been rearranged and the wireless charging tray for smartphones repositioned, while the optional Ambient highlight also has a new finish.
The screen grouping formed by the instrument cluster and Control Display comes with the software features of BMW Operating System 7.0, as does the BMW Touch Command control unit for the rear. The wealth of functions provided by the standard and optional driver assistance systems for the new BMW 7 Series now extends to include the Reversing Assistant.
The further developed engine line-up for the BMW 7 Series comprises a V12 now fitted with a gasoline particulate filter, a new eight-cylinder petrol engine and three six-cylinder in-line diesel units. The three plug-in hybrid models in the new BMW 7 Series portfolio offer increased drive power and greater electric range. All model variants comply with the requirements of the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.