The Next Generation 7 Series (G11) is Spied for the First Time

by Mark Jurista on March 1, 2013, 9:48 am
7 Series G11 Spy Shot

The photo leaks have started for the next generation 7 series that is expected to make it's debut in 2015 at the Frankfurt Car Show. This new model is the first we have head of using the new G based chassis codes - the G11.

See all the spy photos of the G11 7 Series here

7 Series G11 Spy Shot

Speculation on big changes for the next generation 7 Series include a much lighter car utilizing lightweight materials such as carbon fiber. These changes should help lead to improved driving dynamics and more impressive performance numbers. Engines options are likely to include 6, 8 and 12 cylinder variants connected to automatic gearboxes.

7 Series G11 Spy Shot

Now that the car has been spotted in the wild testing, we expect to see a lot more leading up to the release in 2015 as a 2016 model.

See all the spy photos of the G11 7 Series here

Are you excited about some of the expected changes like a higher use of carbon fiber to reduce weight?
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11 responses to The Next Generation 7 Series (G11) is Spied for the First Time

jeffnin commented:
March 1, 2013, 3:46 pm

Anything that they can do to lighten the vehicle ala carbon fiber or aluminum is always a good thing. The weight reduction issue that I worry most about is the use of cheaper/thinner interior plastics which seems to be a common theme on newly redesigned BMW's of late.

Interesting how the camouflage still allows for some profile details to emerge, but it's still way too early to hazard a guess as to if any significant design changes are there.
Expo BMW commented:
March 1, 2013, 7:51 pm

Looks smaller next to the F01.
Deutsch100 commented:
March 1, 2013, 8:14 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffnin View Post
Anything that they can do to lighten the vehicle ala carbon fiber or aluminum is always a good thing. The weight reduction issue that I worry most about is the use of cheaper/thinner interior plastics which seems to be a common theme on newly redesigned BMW's of late.

Interesting how the camouflage still allows for some profile details to emerge, but it's still way too early to hazard a guess as to if any significant design changes are there.
BIGGEST fear is thinner materials, lighter (hollow) doors, thin seats, cheaper sound proofing material and a light car, that feels like a Camry, not a 7 Series. I want a 7 Series, S Class, A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, Rolls Royce, Bentley, etc, etc to feel heavy and substantial. There are hundreds of models car makers can lighten and dramatically improve gas mileage on....Leave Big, luxury cars alone. People are buying a big, heavy tank for a reason!!!!
f01driver commented:
March 1, 2013, 9:01 pm

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Originally Posted by Expo BMW View Post
Looks smaller next to the F01.
It's a mule so they might be testing components on the f10 body. I don't think we'll actually see the "real" G11 testing for a while yet.
AdamG13 commented:
March 1, 2013, 9:31 pm

I guess we can soon expect spy shots of a next gen 5 series that looks almost identical ...
f01driver commented:
March 1, 2013, 10:56 pm

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Originally Posted by AdamG13 View Post
I guess we can soon expect spy shots of a next gen 5 series that looks almost identical ...
LCI 5 series shots are floating around the net.
Travel4Surf commented:
March 4, 2013, 6:26 pm

Don't be surprised when this 750 version starts at 108k base.
jdefg2000 commented:
March 4, 2013, 7:33 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deutsch100 View Post
BIGGEST fear is thinner materials, lighter (hollow) doors, thin seats, cheaper sound proofing material and a light car, that feels like a Camry, not a 7 Series. I want a 7 Series, S Class, A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, Rolls Royce, Bentley, etc, etc to feel heavy and substantial. There are hundreds of models car makers can lighten and dramatically improve gas mileage on....Leave Big, luxury cars alone. People are buying a big, heavy tank for a reason!!!!
agreed......
DASchell commented:
March 11, 2013, 7:08 pm

Originally Posted by Deutsch100
BIGGEST fear is thinner materials, lighter (hollow) doors, thin seats, cheaper sound proofing material and a light car, that feels like a Camry, not a 7 Series. I want a 7 Series, S Class, A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, Rolls Royce, Bentley, etc, etc to feel heavy and substantial. There are hundreds of models car makers can lighten and dramatically improve gas mileage on....Leave Big, luxury cars alone. People are buying a big, heavy tank for a reason!!!!

Agree Big Time.

If I wanted a lighter, sportier, more fuel efficient car I would look at a 3 or 5 series or a GASP CTS etc.
sdadept commented:
March 14, 2013, 12:58 am

the trunk looks a bit bigger which would be great as the current 7 sucks for trunk space. Trying to get more than 2 golf bags in the trunk is almost impossible.
RGSM commented:
March 14, 2013, 2:13 am

I also agree you guys about materials.
I want the car to feel substantial!!