The 2016 BMW 7-Series is inching closer to production as our spies have caught the model wearing less camouflage than ever before.

The 2016 BMW 7-Series is inching closer to production as our spies have caught the model wearing less camouflage than ever before.

Looking instantly recognizable, the redesigned flagship sports an evolutionary exterior with a large grille that is flanked by slightly smaller headlights. We can also see a new lower intake with LED fog lights that echo those used on the 6-Series. The déjà vu design continues further back as there's a prominent shoulder line and a familiar rear end with L-shaped taillights.

Out spies couldn't get close enough to snap interior photos but previous shots have shown the cabin will have a freestanding infotainment system, updated controls and plenty of wood trim.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but previous reports have suggested there could be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 260 PS (191 kW), a six-cylinder with 330 PS (243 kW), a V8 with 460 HP (338 kW) and a 6.6-liter V12 with up to 600 PS (441 kW). We can also expect a variety of diesels and a couple of plug-in hybrid variants with outputs of approximately 275 HP (202 kW) and 400 HP (294 kW).

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