The BMW 7-series has been one of those cars that has quietly gone about its business of offering premium motoring to executives and Captains of Industry that also want a bit of fun behind the wheel. Apparently, the German luxury carmaker has also been hard at work updating its erstwhile top-tier sedan. Enter the 2020 BMW 7-series.
You can tell this is the facelifted model by the larger kidney grille and revised LED headlights up front. The newly-shaped hood is also a dead giveaway. The changes continue at the rear, with a new light strip that connects the redesigned taillights. And yes, keen eyes will notice the slightly more muscular fenders.
Stepping inside, the cabin now sports the new Digital instrument cluster that was first seen in the 8-series and X5. This one gives drivers a clearer view of vital vehicle data. And the cabin also gets new materials that are either standard or optional extras.
Apart from visual changes, BMW also gives the new 7-seires a new heart in the form of the revised 4.4-liter V8 that now puts out 523hp and 750Nm of torque. Mated to an equally re-engineered 8-speed auto with Launch Control, it pushes the large sedan front rest to the century mark in just 3.9 seconds.
The Bavarian carmaker will also be offering a Plug-in Electric Vehicle hybrid option that utilizes a 280hp, inline-6 gas motor with a 113hp electric mil. Combined, these two produce a total system output of about 389hp. This will be paired with a Sport SAteptronic gearbox that is specifically tuned for the hybrid model. BMW claims a 0-100kph time of 4.9 ticks.
Expect to see the 2020 BMW 7-series arrive in showrooms this April.