The facelifted BMW 7 Series has been snapped during winter testing, previewing the limousine BMW will use to tackle the Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class.
At the moment, details about the facelift have been well concealed by BMW. The 7 Series 'LCI' – or Life Cycle Impulse – refresh will carry new head- and tail-lights, along with minor revisions to the bumpers.
Given the kidney grille has been removed from this prototype, expect to see changes there as well.
Along with the tweaked styling, the updated BMW flagship will bring better driver technology to the table – although there's no guarantee it'll have the same capabilities as the Audi A8 and its Level 3 autonomous AI Drive system.