One of the most powerful sedans on the market, the 2023 BMW 7-Series, is spied testing on the public road. However, the next-generation BMW 7 Series spy shots reveal a thick camouflage wrap, and we managed to see some changes.
The new luxury sedan offers more aggressive styling and a ton of tech. As before, this sedan continuous to competes directly with the new Mercedes S-Class. On the other hand, alongside this model, the manufacturer will also introduce an all-new electric i7 variant, which could offer more than 500 horsepower (372 kilowatts) in its highest trim. If is to believe gossips, both models will arrive sometime next year.
2023 BMW 7-Series Redesign
As mentioned, the 7 Series is BMW’s biggest, most luxurious sedan. This model is firstly launched in the late 1970s, and it gains instant popularity. Generally speaking, the 7 Series is an answer to Stuttgart’s S-Class.
The test vehicle is spied, and it appears that some refreshments are happening. As we noticed, the latest 2023 BMW 7 Series stands up thanks to the massive grille, new headlight, and taillight. However, the arrival of the new 7 Series is still months away, so possible changes might happen as well.
Interior Spy Shots
The first thing you will notice inside the new 2023 BMW 7-Series are those side-by-side screens. Interestingly, the same setup you’ll find in the iX SUV and i4 Gran Coupe. The instrument cluster measures 12.3 inches and is accompanied by a more extensive 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment running on iDrive 8.
The steering wheel is sporty with its industrial-looking metallic lower spoke adorned by the M badge at the bottom. We also noticed that the steering wheel’s rim has curved ornamentation with lights up, which means the autonomous driving system is active. According to BMW, the upcoming sedan should also offer more comfort inside. Like before, expect plenty of headroom and legroom for all five passengers.
2023 BMW 7-Series Powertrain Specs
The new 2023 BMW 7-Series will be most likely to use the same engines as before. The entry-level model uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 developing 335 hp. Another turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 is under the hood of the 745e xDrive plug-in hybrid model, and it drains power through an electric motor for a combined output of 389 horsepower.
If you’re looking for something more powerful, the manufacturer also offers Twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engines are in both the 750i xDrive and the Alpina B7. In the former, it delivers 523 horsepower, while Alpina produces 600 horsepower. The exact amount of horsepower is available choosing the M760i xDrive, with a turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 and 627 lb-ft. All variants employ an 8-speed automatic transmission. Alongside, BMW will also offer an I7 electric variant that should deliver at least 500 horsepower (372 kilowatts) in its highest trim.
Release Date and Price
The debut of the 2023 BMW 7-Series will happen next year, according to some rumors. The current 7-Series starts at more than $86,000, but with the release of the new one, the base price will creep closer to $90,000. However, choosing the top-of-the-line model, the price will likely peg at $140,000 or so.