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2016 BMW 7-series spied in Germany [video]

Reportedly codenamed the G11

The 2016 BMW 7-Series has been spied undergoing testing in Germany.

Set to tackle the redesigned Mercedes S-Class, the next-generation model is heavily camouflaged but it appears to have similar dimensions to the outgoing model. Nothing is official but the previous reports have indicated the car could measure approximately 5010mm long, 1815mm wide and 1425mm tall.

Under the hood, we can expect an assortment of familiar engines.  There could also be a plug-in hybrid variant as well as an M770i xDrive that could use a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 enigne that produces approximately 475 hp (354 kW) and 480 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque.

Regardless of what powers the model, the next-generation 7-Series is expected to be significantly lighter than its predecessor as the model is expected to ride on a lightweight structure that uses steel, aluminum and carbon fiber. If previous reports pan out, the model could drop as much as 450 lbs (204 kg).

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 porsche6616 porsche6616
it's a long shot to compete with S... but definitely not a problem for stupid A8
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August 16, 2013 5:08 am
 ExpertAtCars ExpertAtCars
shape looks evolutionary, nothing that stands out from the current model. BMW needs to up the ante to even come remotely close to the new Mercedes S class.
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August 15, 2013 5:05 pm