Next Generation BMW 7 Series to See Significant Weight Savings

by Mark Jurista on June 19, 2013, 10:44 am
Next Generation 7 Series G11

We have talked about the fact that the next generation 7 Series was going to see some significant weight savings through the use of Carbon Fiber but now Autocar has some new details from insiders on what kind of weight savings we may actually see.

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The new 7-series will ditch the traditional steel monocoque construction of today’s model for a structure that uses a mix of steel, aluminium and carbonfibre. Autocar has been told that this will cause the base 740i to undercut dramatically the 1900kg kerb weight of today’s model, and potentially even the 1670kg of the current entry-level 5-series.
Some other potentially interesting developments on the next generation 7 include:
  • Similar Dimensions as the Current 7 Series
  • Engine choices to include six-cylinder, V8 and V12 gas engines and six-cylinder diesel
  • Potentially utilizing a ZF-Engineered nine-speed automatic transmission

Some of this is just speculation at this point but given that the car is not going to launch until late 2015, this is almost more information than we would usually have.

What are you looking for in the next generation 7 Series?
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6 responses to Next Generation BMW 7 Series to See Significant Weight Savings

MOPAULY commented:
June 19, 2013, 12:35 pm

Hopefully the nose looks better by then. I'll be looking for a '14/15 CPO if they are better looking by then, otherwise I may have to consider a Merc.
Faisal740Li commented:
June 19, 2013, 1:32 pm

The comfort settings should be comfortable like in Lexus LS series and sports should unleash hell thts my kind a beemer


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ChrisF01 commented:
June 19, 2013, 4:35 pm

Diesel Diesel Diesel!!!
Teemo Panda commented:
June 19, 2013, 4:37 pm

If they say significant loss of weight, it should be 1000lbs or more in my books~


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Emilner commented:
June 19, 2013, 9:56 pm

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Originally Posted by MOPAULY View Post
Hopefully the nose looks better by then. I'll be looking for a '14/15 CPO if they are better looking by then, otherwise I may have to consider a Merc.
Because MB's have such a better looking front end lol....
Kamdog commented:
June 19, 2013, 11:21 pm

I really dig the new paint job.