According to a recent report, the 2016 BMW 7-Series will become the first model to feature the company's new range of modular six-cylinder engines.

According to a recent report, the 2016 BMW 7-Series will become the first model to feature the company's new range of modular six-cylinder engines.

There's no word on specifications but Car & Driver is reporting the engines will be derived from the company's modular engine architecture which was announced two years ago. Little is known about the six-cylinder variant but we can expect a variety outputs in both petrol and diesel guise. The magazine is also reporting the engines are "being engineered to set benchmarks in refinement and performance."

Speaking of engines, it sounds like the long-rumored four-cylinder engine will be used exclusively in a hybrid variant. Nothing is official but the magazine says the engine will paired with an electric motor which could enable the model to have a combined maximum output of approximately 300 bhp (224 kW).

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