New front-end design certainly stands out from the crowd.
The BMW 7 Series facelift has been leaked online ahead of its official debut.
The image seems to be authentic as it marries up nicely with earlier spy photos. The facelifted 7 Series has a completely reworked front end dominated by an oversized chrome grille clearly inspired by the one used on the recently unveiled X7 crossover.
Other changes up front include a bolder bumper design with larger intake-style apertures, a new bonnet with a prominent raised centre section, and slim-line headlights.
Updates for the rear-end and interior are rumoured to be less dramatic. At the back the updated 7 Series is expected to feature tail-light graphics similar to the latest 3 Series.
Inside the cabin the 7 Series should feature a customisable digital instrumentation screen, and the company's latest touchscreen infotainment system.
Changes under the skin have, obviously, yet to be confirmed, but we would be surprised if the 8 Series' new 390kW/750Nm 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 isn't utilised in some capacity.
A report in Autocar claims the updated car will also feature a more powerful 745e plug-in hybrid model with around 300kW of power.
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