Production of the updated 2019 BMW 7 Series has commenced at the brand’s plant in Dingolfing.
The new 7 Series gets a styling overhaul with new front and rear treatments that include an enlarged kidney grille, slim headlights, flatter three-dimensional LED rear lights, a six-millimetre light strip and special rear lighting effects when the vehicle is locked and unlocked.
As with the outgoing model, BMW will offer the car with two wheelbase options, the longer version adds 140mm to the wheelbase to provide more rear seat space. BMW claims 80 per cent of customers order the longer wheelbase model.
On the inside, the 7 Series will feature extended quilting around the centre console and in the armrests integrated into the door trim along with new fine-wood trim options.
Engineers have also improved the acoustic shielding in the rear wheel arches and the side windows use thicker material to further enhance the occupant comfort.
A variety of powertrain options will be available (details here) including a plug-in hybrid which uses a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine paired with an electric motor and battery pack. The system has combined outputs of 290kW and 600Nm. BMW says the PHEV has an all-electric driving range of up to 58 kilometres.
The 2019 BMW 7 Series is due to arrive Down Under in the middle of year. Full pricing and specifications will be announced closer to the launch date.
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