• Dec 10th 2007 at 4:27PM
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Do you remember the first time you saw your mom wearing a facial mud mask? We had the same reaction when we first saw this spy pic of the new BMW 7-Series that was shot in Munich. While we suppose the psychedelic swirly paint job does obscure the luxury sedan's new lines, it also screams to every passerby for attention. That's not something development mules and prototypes usually do.
World Car Fans says it can make out a new front grille with a wider and lower hood on the car. All we see is a hive of bumblebees being pureed. Regardless, WCF reports the next-gen 7-Series will feature an 8-speed automatic like the Lexus LS, as well as the xDrive system. Power will reportedly come from a range of engines including the 272-hp 3.0L inline six, a new 414-hp V8 sourced from the M3 and possibly a new version of the car's 6.0L V12. BMW will likely debut the new car's shape at one of the big European shows: maybe Geneva in March, but more likely Paris later in the year.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not psychedelic, it's "flame-surfaced."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Somewhere... a BMW engineer is in tears laughing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A psychedelic BMW 7 series? isn't that some kind of oxymoronic statement? At the very least, it's somewhat redundant, redundant, redundant.........you get the idea.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Despite this prototype's psychedelic look, what you are looking at is the next generation BMW 7-Series testing in Munich. Looking closely at these photos we can now see the most revealing glimpses of the all new styling with a new front grille and a wider and lower hood for a sportier look."

      [UPDATE 10.12.07]
      "One of our sources, kindly informs us that this vehicle is definitely not the new 7-Series but instead the current E65 7-Series out testing new camouflage systems for future prototype"...

      so where exactly did they see the new lower hood and wider stance and glimpses to the all new styling?
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not actually a prototype. It's a current car, BMW was just testing camouflage. It's in the WorldCarFans writeup....

      • 7 Years Ago

      It's the new Hyundai XG!
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