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We don't know if the shot you see above is an official picture of the new F01 BMW 7 Series or not, but it looks to be a pretty accurate rendition of what we've seen so far in spy shots. The front of the car apes the design language of the BMW CS Concept rather nicely, with dual oversized kidney-shaped grilles dominating the rather sedate-looking headlights. The sides are mostly devoid of flame surfacing, with a high character line drawing the eyes to the rear where the bangle-butt of the old model gets major lipo. We also note that the design mimics the current high-beltline trend, reducing the total surface area of glass considerably.

All-in-all, this appears to be a rather conservative design as compared with the CS Concept, along with BMW's other efforts over the last few years. We'll reserve final judgement for the day we get to see the new 7 Series in the flesh, of course, perhaps in September at the Paris Auto Show. Thanks for the tip, Brett!

[Source: BimmerFile]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Something just don't look right...
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a rendering alright - there's some slight feathering around the grille. But I imagine it's an accurate enough one judging by the spy shots I've seen. Also, the placing of the side-mounted indicator seems awkward. And I would be very surprised if BMW don't follow in the footsteps of their rivals and build them into the wing-mirrors.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like it got punched in the face
      • 7 Years Ago
      "The sides are mostly devoid of flame surfacing"

      Definitely a step in the right direction in my opinion.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like the current 7 series. only a little more solsticey in the front.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Give me the current generation! It has some substance to it, and this one does look like a fish.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The greenhouse makes it look like a bloated E46. Thank God it's only a rendering.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Everything behind the front fascia screams Hyundai to me. With a bit of Kia thrown in for good measure.
        • 7 Years Ago
        hahaha. hyundai jumped in my head as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks so dull... it's not even funny

      I didn't think it was a 7 series in the picture when I first saw it... almost looked like a 3 on the first sight
      • 7 Years Ago
      Zzzzz........Zzzzz........
      FEW
      • 7 Years Ago
      yea the left and right body blinkers seem a bit off, i don't think this thing is the real one ... time will tell.
      • 7 Years Ago
      it looks like a fish...
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