BMW has recently given its 7-Series a major redesign that brought significant improvements. The Bavarian automaker’s flagship sedan now boasts more luxury, elegance and electronics than ever. In that respect, expect the 2018 BMW 7-Series to receive several minor enhancements in terms of available systems and features. Reliable sources suggest that the slightly improved model could hit the showrooms in the second half of 2017. Now, the most recent reports reveal that BMW plans to launch a 7-Series-based 8-Series coupe in the very near future. As a matter of fact, the BMW 8-Series 2018 debut has recently been confirmed by several sources.
2018 BMW 7-Series Design
Design-wise, the sixth-generation 7-Series comes as an evolution of the previous iteration despite its larger proportions and new styling cues. Compared to its predecessor, it sports a more pronounced twin-kidney grille as well as improved aerodynamics. The sedan’s sides feature a prominent chrome accent that extends from the front fender back to the rear side. At the back, the new BMW 7-Series boasts elegant LED taillights and twin chrome exhaust pipes.
When it comes to interior design, hardly any sedan can match the style and elegance found in the new 7-Series. Its cabin comes replete with high-end materials such as stylish wood veneer, chrome and aluminum trim. Thanks to the long-wheelbase design, the 2018 BMW 7-Series provides plenty of rear headroom and legroom. Expect all models to offer a 2-section panoramic sunroof as standard. Other standard features include leather heated seats, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, power trunk lid, a four-zone climate control, etc.
2018 7-Series Engine Range
Expect the 2018 BMW 7-Series to offer the familiar engine lineup pretty much unchanged. The plug-in hybrid version will once again use the 2.0-liter four-cylinder combined with an electric motor. The gas-electric system will jointly produce 322 horsepower. Expect also a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that makes 320 hp, as well as a 4.4-liter twin-turbo inline-6 generating 445 hp. The range-topping BMW M760i xDrive will get a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 that cranks out amazing 600 ponies.
There will be no changes when it comes to the BMW 7-Series 2018 pricing. Expect the entry-level version to begin just under $82,500, with all-wheel drive adding another $3,000. The list of its most prominent rivals includes the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Lexus LS.