We’re expecting the new 7 Series to have a completely new front end, similar to the 6-Series styling, and sources say the current model’s extravagant design will be toned down quite

Riding low

We’re expecting the new 7 Series to have a completely new front end, similar to the 6-Series styling, and sources say the current model’s extravagant design will be toned down quite a bit. In addition, we’re anticipating the sedan to have an even more elegant look than ever before.

The position of the headlights and turn signals indicate low mounted wrap-around headlights and a wide grille, as well as a sleeker body and a more elegant overall appearance. Seen in these photos, the prototype is riding low as the top of the tire tucks into the top of the wheel arches. We can also see the exposed exhaust pipe tips coming through the bumper fascia unlike the current model.

In addition to the exterior updates, BMW will be introducing a new iDrive and, rumour has it, an eight-speed transmission. The new 7-Series is not expected to be released until sometime during the 2008 calendar year, and will arrive as a 2009 model.

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