Spy shots of the new generation BMW 7 Series first appeared in early 2020, although these early test vehicles carried the body of the current generation. The sedan has since gained a thick cover of camouflage, which it continues to wear today. The latest spy video captured the sedan again tested at the Nürburgring, its design still hidden from curious eyes, but you can hear the tires squeak as the driver puts the sedan to the test.
The new 7 Series is a large luxury sedan, and this can be seen on the track with the body roll on the corners accompanied by the noise of squealing tires. All that promised luxury comes at a high price – more weight. The sedan is expected to offer a ton of tech as it directly competes with the new Mercedes S-Class. Previous spy photos have shown the car with rear-facing fender cameras which suggest the car will offer advanced systems for the sedan. ‘driving assistance and semi-autonomous. This adds to the comfort of the creature packed inside.
Powertrain details remain unresolved, though those hoping for the continuation of the V12 may be disappointed as the automaker has admitted the beefy engine lives on borrowed time. Its low production volume coupled with tighter emissions regulations is a terrible business case for the plant. There will be an all-electric version dubbed i7, which could offer more than 500 horsepower (372 kilowatts) in its highest version.
The test vehicle spied on in the video above appears to have emergency headlights and taillights while BMW continues to try and hide the flush door handles with stickers. The arrival of the new Series 7 is still months away, being able to launch until the second half of 2022. We likely won’t have a reveal until early next year, which means we’ll continue to see the Series 7 covered in camouflage for the foreseeable future.