2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
The BMW 7-Series will be fully redesigned for the 2023 model year. The changes will affect both the chassis and the exterior design, which is likely to feature an updated front end with split headlights. A fully electric version is also set to arrive and, according to recent reports, buyers will be offered a choice of several gasoline engines. While electric vehicles are certainly the company's top priority, the Bavarian automaker has some pleasant surprises for fans of good old internal combustion engines.
The prototype of the new BMW 7-Series
The BMW blog states that the most basic version of the revamped 7 Series will receive a heavily redesigned 3.0-liter (B58) in-line six-cylinder petrol engine. In the 735i model, its power will reach about 270 horsepower, while in the 740i version it will produce 370 hp. Of course, these are far from final characteristics, nevertheless, there is every reason to trust this source (photo: motor1.com).
Most likely, the updated B58 engine will also be installed on the X5, X6 and X7, we expect its first appearance in the 7 Series in 2023. The 5 Series in the 540i trim level will also be equipped with a new version of the 3.0-liter engine from BMW after some time.
While the refreshed B58 will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome from fans of the brand, BMW enthusiasts will surely be more delighted to know that the new V8 will appear alongside the 7 Series. It is expected to be codenamed S68 and will be based on the existing 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 N63. According to BMW Blog, the engine will produce around 535bhp and, like the new 3.0, it will have to supply with the company's other major models.
The electric version of BMW's sedan is expected to be the most technologically advanced of the new 7 Series lineup. According to preliminary information, the power of the electric vehicle will reach 650 hp. due to a huge battery and a twin engine that drives all four wheels at once.
But do not forget that everything said above is only preliminary information. Due to the fact that cars are still in development, this could change a lot. But already now we can draw some conclusions regarding the development of its model range chosen by BMW. Despite the fact that in the future the German brand will devote most of its resources to the production of electric cars, the Bavarians are not going to give up gasoline engines yet.