BMW’s big kidney grille design trend shows no signs of slowing down. Having revealed the X7 and the latest X5 with some conspicuously large front teeth last year, the facelifted ‘LCI’ (Life Cycle Impulse) 7-series has been leaked in configurator images showing a similar arrangement.
The kidney grilles look to be about the same size as the X7’s, but on the 7er’s lower frame, it gives an aesthetic you might describe as ‘strong’. Subtle it is not.
If you can avert your eyes from those big, gaping holes in the front for just a moment, there are plenty of other changes going on. There are new headlights, a reshaped bumper -plus a vent-festooned version for M Sport-spec cars - and new side grilles which are now near-vertical rather than pointing up diagonally as before.
At the rear, you’ll find new light clusters which are neatly joined by a light bar stretching over the number plate. As with the front, there’s a new bumper, which can be switched out for an angrier-looking M Sport version.
The engine line-up should look fairly familiar, although there should be improvements to power and efficiency across the board. Yes, that potentially means an even more potent version of the V12-powered M760Li.
What do you think of the 7-series’ new face?
Source: BMW Blog