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All-New 2016 BMW 7 Series Announced

BMW has officially announced the all-new 2016 model year 7 series yesterday. If you have read our previous private preview report:

Exclusive Details: the All-New 2016 BMW 750i xDrive


You may find that the report has already covered almost all the features of the new 7 series. Below we will add more emphasis on the mechanical part.

1. Although the engine is still the 4.4L twin-turbo V8, however it is not exactly the same N63Tu V8 that are in the current 750i/Li. First, the compression ratio of the new V8 is raised to 10.5:1, compared to 10...

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Exclusive Details: the All-New 2016 BMW 750i xDrive

We have attended the 2016 BMW 7-Series preview event yesterday night at Beverly Hills, California. During the event we have the opportunity to experience two pre-production 750i xDrive sedans: one with the executive lounge 4-seat configuration, another is the MSport version.


Above image: an artist rendering of the 2016 7 Series, compared to what I have seen in the event this rendering is 95% identical to the actual vehicle

We are not allowed to bring any cameras or cellphones into the event location, but for how the new G11/G12 7 Series looks there are already plenty of photos and renderings leaked on the internet, the above is one of them...

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BMW future engine development roadmap

From our BMW insider source:

The N55 inline-turbo-6 engine will be replaced by a totally new design N58 (some other sources claim BMW will change to use letter “B” as prefix of engine model, so N58 may be called B58) twin turbo six. Engine displacement is the same (3 liters), maximum design output will be in the range of 370-400hp, typical output will be around 330 – 360hp.

The twin turbo will be composed of one twin scroll turbo (act as the low pressure turbo), plus another single traditional turbo, arranged in a sequential order.

The N58/B58 engine will be in the market as soon as 2016, but it may be delayed until as late as 2018.

N63 V8 will get some small upgrades b...

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