New BMW 7 Series announced

With its army of fans, the new BMW 7 Series is heading our way and it’s still an impressive car.

New BMW 7 Series

The new BMW 7 Series

There are some styling changes but the German firm is making the ActiveHybrid engine available for the first time in the UK on its new model.

With a revised range of highly efficient engines, a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox and the full array of EfficientDynamics technologies, the new BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid comes in both standard and long-wheelbase guises courtesy of a 3.0 litre six-cylinder engine mated to a synchronous electric motor and lithium-ion high performance battery which will allow for electrically-powered driving at given times.

I can’t work out from the BMW corporate-speak just how long the electrically-powered driving will last for however but I’m assuming that the weight of the car means you won’t be going for any meaningful distance on a battery. (Should still be pretty useful around town though).

As a flagship car, the main exterior changes are to the front and rear and the 8mm drop in the overall height of the vehicle has further accentuated the sleek profile of this machine.

There are also improvements to the adaptive LED headlights, suspension and interior.

The new BMW 7 Series goes on sale in the UK on 22 September, 2012 priced from £58,115 OTR for a 730d SE rising to £104,050 OTR for a 760Li M Sport.

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