Originally Posted by Fitzla
It could say F01 just to fool you, but I can assure you that those are the same interior shots as the F10 (5 series) of last week. The F01 will have the shift on the steering column again. Not in the center. This is the F10. Here is the post with the F10 interior/exterior pics, and you will notice the interior is exactly the same as what this person is claiming to be the F01, and the exterior (notice the exhaust) clearly shows this is the F10.
If you look at ALL details of the two INTERIOR pics you'll notice these are 2 DIFFERENT cars. Best proof- look at the two different instrument clusters.......the 7's has less demarcations for speed (just like the current 7) while the 5's cluster has more.
More proof- the frickin' door handles are different.
The little piece of paper? It is talking about DSC and if you look it has the logo for the ZF tranny next to the F01 header- no way BMW is going to go to that much trouble to fake that- or screw it up.
And yes- the new 7er will have the shifter moved back to the center console. BMW is doing this as the new 7 aims to be sportier than the current car- more of a return to the E38 style car. Source: CAR and Autocar magazine...
Sorry, but I'll take their insight anyday over some supposed BMW "exec".