The 2023 BMW 7-Series last teased before its April 20 debut

BMW is almost ready to show us its newly designed 7-Series, and to create excitement Automaker has released some new teaser photos and provided an update to the debut.

The new flagship sedan will be unveiled online on April 20 and Auto China will no longer make its debut in 2022, which will run until April 21-30 in Beijing but has been postponed due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The new 7-Series is expected to arrive in the showroom in 2022 as the 2023 model.

The teasers reveal a distinctive look for the 7-Series, the front part is influenced by a large grille that is illuminated all around. There will also be dual-component headlights, with daytime running lights made up of slit-like components along the front edge of the hood. This look was first previewed on BMW’s Concept XM and has since been featured on the updated 2023 BMW X7.

2023 BMW 7-Series Spy Shot - Photo Credit: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien

2023 BMW 7-Series Spy Shot – Photo Credit: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien

2023 BMW 7-Series Spy Shot - Photo Credit: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien

2023 BMW 7-Series Spy Shot – Photo Credit: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien

The interior of the new 7-Series will follow a more luxurious path than previous generations, with teasers revealing some gem-like details for the cabin. There will also be multiple screens, one of which will be a 31-inch screen with 8k resolution that will provide a theater-like experience for the passengers in the rear seats down from the roof. In addition to voice activation and physical control, gesture control will also be featured. BMW has also hired popular Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer to create some words for the new 7-Series cabin.

The new 7-Series is based on an updated version of the current 7-Series CLAR platform, the latest version of which is capable of supporting multiple powertrain types. Yes, there will be an electric i7 variant, which will be the most powerful variant with an output of more than 600 hp, and will come with a Zimmer-composed soundtrack. BMW estimates a 305-mile range for the i7 in the EPA cycle. Sadly, a V-12 option will not be on the menu.

The market will also have Level 3 self-driving capabilities that allow technology. Level 3 is a reference to the SAE scale of self-driving ability. This means a car that can handle itself in the set position, enabling the driver to leave the steering wheel and even look briefly off the road. However, it should still be ready for the driver to regain control at a moment’s notice.

The 2023 BMW 7-Series (i7) teaser is set to debut on April 20, 2022

The 2023 BMW 7-Series (i7) teaser is set to debut on April 20, 2022

A more advanced Level 4 car can handle itself even in set conditions but will allow the driver to look away for longer periods of time, potentially enabling them to sleep behind the wheel. This is because a Level 4 car can stop safely if the driver fails to regain control when needed. A Level 4 car can run in its designated conditions even without a driver, for example in a geofenced area. Waymo’s self-driving taxis operate at this level. The ultimate goal is a Level 5 car. It is a car that can run on the same power as humans.

BMW has built its self-driving system with Intel’s Mobileye division. The system will eventually be offered in 5-Series, X5 and X7 and as an update to the recently launched iX. The system is expected to be designed for highway driving.

“The new BMW7 series is absolutely admirable in all respects,” said Frank Weber, BMW’s head of R&D, in a statement. “Like any other model, the BMW 7-Series is the innovative power of the BMW.”

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