Spy Shots: BMW 7 Series – Click above for high-res image gallery

The current-generation BMW 7 Series, or F01 to you Bimmerphiles, was launched in 2009. After the German luxobarge hit the streets, Audi and Jaguar decided to launch their own redesigned flagship sedans. Mercedes-Benz will soon step out with an updated S-Class, and that means BMW will need to give its 7 Series a touch-up. Spy photographers managed to capture a camo-clad 7 hiding some of the newly updated exterior features.

If you look at the photographs closely, you can see that BMW will add an LED strip above the headlights. The front bumper has been redesigned, and the turn signals now sit on the side mirrors. Out back, a revised rear bumper wraps up the exterior upgrades. As the camo tape eventually comes off, we expect to find more nuanced updates before a lightly re-skinned production version hits an upcoming auto show stage.


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      EyEwearGlasSeS
      • 3 Years Ago
      E38 FTW!!
      cubicaldweller
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kind of boring if they are doing the 'string of pearls' led detail...that was interesting when Audi first did it w/ the R8, but it's rather tired and passe now..
      JK
      • 3 Years Ago
      They didn't go far enough, it's still ugly. The last great looking 7 series was the E38.
      Peter
      • 3 Years Ago
      I swear BMW is becoming like Audi. All there cars starting to look the same...
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Peter
        They always have. Since the E3, E9, E12, and E21 all existed, they have all been designed to look very similar.
      Commodore
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haters gonna hate... Next to the new 5 series, this is one of the smartest looking cars BMW currently offers. I don't think that they will make it worse by integrating stupid LED strips (I think they will rather include full LED headlights like Audi).
        rocketmoose
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Commodore
        That's not saying much when you compare it to "lookers" X1.
      BDolman
      • 3 Years Ago
      front end and lights look like a Chrysler 200
      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those signal mirrors look horrible!! BMW needs take some styling cues from VW. I hope a power tweak is in line as well.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      No LEDs. Don't be like Audi and Mercedes.
      Soccer Mom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hello BMW 300!
      jgabs69
      • 3 Years Ago
      unfortunately they did not get rid of that annoying bulging pedestrian safety nose that also infected the F10 and the upcoming F30. Hey Euro NCAP I got a better, cheaper solution to pedestrian safety! Teach people to look both ways before crossing.
      desinerd1
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like the 2010 5 series. Is this the new trend - make 5 series look like 3 series and make 7 series look like 5 series?
        styxmiko
        • 3 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        they always did it that way...not that that's good, but certainly is nothing exciting!
          Need More Lutz 4 GM
          • 3 Years Ago
          @styxmiko
          They did that until the Bangles came out, e90 e60 e65 none of them looked alike, now they're back to the one sausage different lengths scheme that so many other automakers do. It's a shame because that was one of the few things I liked about Bangle's designs, I was hoping they would keep that.
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