The new BMW 7-Series Sedan will debut in late 2008 and “will finally draw the line under the flame surfacing era”. The new car will have a sleeker, more refined design. Power comes from an updated range of petrol and diesel engines, and thereâ€™ll also be a hybrid version. The new 7-series will be a ground-breaking model, for its design, chassis and powertrain. As you can see the roofline is faster, the glasshouse more coupe-like and the overall look more compact and dynamic.
The new 7-Series, code name probably F01, will be available with petrol-electric hybrid propulsion, with the fruits of the DaimlerChrysler/GM/BMW alliance due to come to fruition around the time of the 7-seriesâ€™ introduction. The conventional powertrains will be evolutions of the current six-, eight- and twelve-cylinder units. The petrol versions will go direct-injection with a fuel economy bias for Europe and a performance bias for the rest of the world. The diesels get even more power and torque along with an increasingly expensive desmogging equipment.[Car Magazine]