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Next Gen G11 7 Series to Include Performance Topping M770i xDrive

BMW G11 7 Series rendering

Buzz about the G11 next generation 7 series is already building. With another 3.5 years left on the F01 7 Series and the 2013 7 LCI just arriving it might seem premature to get excited, but there are a lot of changes in store for BMW's range topping sedan. Remember BMW development and production processes take at least 5 years to complete so much of the ground work has already been set for the G11.

With the G11 we finally will see an M 7 series, but it will be an M Performance Automobile 7 Series and not a full blown M7. This goes against what we heard from the BMW NA CEO and President Ludwig Willisch at Bimmerfest 2012 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks. Generally BMW AG pulls rank over BMW NA so if Automobile has a source at BMW AG feeding them this information I think it is likely correct.

There are big changes in store for the 7 Series beyond offering a performance topping M770i xDrive. The entire process of production for G11 7 Series will be different from any other BMW. Weight is the enemy of performance and fuel economy. With ever tightening emissions regulations on both sides of the pond BMW, and the rest of the auto industry, cannot continue building bigger and heavier cars.

Enter BMW's massive investment in carbon fiber production technology. The i3 not only provides an entry level "mega city" car for BMW but also tons of technical information on mass producing carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). With these technologies and the use of aluminum BMW plans on shedding at least 450 lbs off the curb weight of the G11 7er.

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The sixth-generation 7-series exterior, previewed by our (very accurate) spy illustration by AUTOBILD / Larson, is the work of the recently appointed brand design director Karim Habib. Perfectly proportioned, the next big BMW is indeed a stunning sculpture-clean and streamlined and yet very elegant thanks to various cleverly applied horizontal chrome accents. The M-variant, not surprisingly, will wear a special aerodynamic body kit.
Read the complete run down on the G11 7 series from Automobile Mag

What do you think of the Automobile Mag rendering of the next gen 7 series and the weight savings brought on by BMW i technology?

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wow! revolutionary, I can wait.
I'll have one in silver with cognac leather.
nice link from automobilemag.com
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M version of the 7 series will be nuts. It should bring over customers that are currently going to Mercedes because of the S63/S65.
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The front shot of the car looks mean!
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I know this is over a year old, but any more info on what may be coming?
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Just some new renderings...

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Next Gen G11 7 Series to Include Performance Topping M770i xDrive

Yikes! If that resembles what the 7 will look like I don't think I would get another. I realize these are sketches, and won't look exact.

Looks to me like a modern Aston Martin Lagonda, which I never thought was beautiful...


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Yikes! If that resembles what the 7 will look like I don't think I would get another. I realize these are sketches, and won't look exact.

Looks to me like a modern Aston Martin Lagonda, which I never thought was beautiful...


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I agree. Looks like my plan to jump into an S in a year or two still stands.
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It mentions a four cylinder is a possibility due to the CO2 emissions regulations. I don't think BMW NA would bring that one over though.

The grille attached to the headlight language thats spreading throughout the BMW line is turning me off, it sucks because I really liked the E70 and would never consider the new F15. If that happens to the F01 - which I don't see why it wouldn't, I'd be really bummed. I love this car, but I couldn't get over the looks of that thing.
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Re: Next Gen G11 7 Series to Include Performance Topping M770i xDrive

I agree the front could look a lot better in that updated rendering. But, the rear 3/4 is beautiful and the profile looks sharp. Hopefully the artist is off and the headlights won't sweep back so far on the car, which would make the nose not look quite so funny.

On the bright side, you could always park it next to an E65 and you'd forget about any stylistic complaints you had.

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Whoaaa, that grill headlight thingy is bit off-putting... It makes it look like it has a giant nose to it... Which I understand it has, but it accentuates it... woof...
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Possible 8 series or maybe the new 7 series will take cues from this concept? Yay or nay?






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Now that's gorgeous! I'd take one of those - looks like it would slot above the 7er, perhaps a 8 GC?


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Most likely a 8 series GC, it'll be a direct rival with the new s class coupe.
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