The all-new BMW 7-Series has been spied once again but this time it appears to have a different design.

The all-new BMW 7-Series has been spied once again but this time it appears to have a different design.

Earlier this month we showed you what we believed at that point to be the next generation of the 5-Series. However, we were wrong as a reliable source – who learned from a BMW insider – told us those pictures actually depicted the all-new 7-Series. That car has made a comeback today and by the looks of things the next generation of the 7-Series will look a lot different than the current model.

We immediately notice the door handles are extremely close to the window line and there seems to be a considerably bulky C-pillar, while the body of the car appears to be a lot wider than what we are used to see on the current BMW flagship. Thanks to this latest batch of spy photos we also take a closer and clearer look at the massive dual exhaust which most likely will be retained on the production-ready model.

From what we know so far, the 2015 BMW 7-Series is expected to shave off as much as 450 lbs (204 kg) thanks to a lightweight platform which mixes aluminum with carbon fiber and steel. Engine lineup is rumored to begin with a four-cylinder packing 260 bhp (194 kW) and end with a V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo delivering 475 bhp (354 kW) and 480 lb-ft (650 Nm) in what will be a range-topping M770i xDrive.

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