Spied – 2012 BMW 7 Series in Germany


BMW 7 Series sedan was last upgraded in 2009 and since the German car manufacturer has probably forgotten to update their luxurious sedan. On this gap, Jaguar upgraded its top of the line variant earlier this year and so did Audi when they launched A8L. Mercedes is also testing its new S Class for about a year now for an introduction next year.

If Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes Benz have their updated sedans, can BMW stay behind without upgrading theirs? No. So it was about time BMW designers showed some love to the long forgotten 7 Series. After about 3 years of duty internationally, BMW will give the 7 Series a mild facelift. Thanks for Carscoop, spy images of the new BMW 7 Series luxury sedan were all over the internet with some mild camouflage in Germany.


BMW has given the 7 Series Sedan a minor facelift to the front. A few LEDs strips on the headlamps and a revised rear bumper can be easily seen. The test car also has newly designed set of exterior mirrors that house the turn signals. If you enlarge the spy images, you will able to see that on the rear of the car, it reads, Hybrid Test Vehicle and Active Hybrid 7. BMW might usher in a hybrid motor in the go green initiative of BMW on its flagship model, which could reduce both emissions as well as increase fuel economy by a fair bit. The same facelift will apply to the petrol and oil burning variants.


Once the BMW 7 Series Sedan sees a global launch sometime in the end of this year or early next year, expect the model to arrive into India soon after the global launch. We expect BMW to assemble the 7 Series would result in the price getting reduced by quite a bit, currently shipped as a built product from Germany, in Chennai later this year or early in 2012.