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      06-29-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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The F01 7-Series has been a real hit for BMW, but the company is not resting on its laurels. An LCI 7-Series has been planned for some time, and should be arriving to market in the near future. The overarching theme of this LCI (stands for Life Cycle Impulse -- A facelift), is to 'not fix it if it ain't broke'. The changes are subtle on the whole and aim to freshen and not re-invent the look.

These series of spyphotos seem to confirm what was previously speculated. The overall shape of the headlights is unchanged, but there is now incorporation of the latest LED technology, which is filtering across the BMW range.

The kidney grills now have a thicker and more pronounced kidney grill surround, accentuating the grills and making them look larger.

The bottom section of the front bumper is re-worked and speculated to be similar to the Concept BMW ActiveHybrid 7 front fascia.

The side mirrors now have small cutouts for turn signals, another new trait filtering throughout the upcoming BMW lineup due to safety regulations.

Not much is known if there will be changes to the interior, we speculate that if there are any changes, they will be minor.

However, there is strong suspicion that BMW's acclaimed 8-speed automatic transmission will now appear on the 7-series, which has not made the transition as of yet.

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      06-30-2011, 06:36 AM   #2
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      06-30-2011, 03:09 PM   #3
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looks the sameish little sharper
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      06-30-2011, 03:19 PM   #4
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Hasn't exactly been a sales success.
lol says who? It's been a huge success
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not sure what you guys are talking about but the latest version has been a huge success...OP even stated it....
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Hasn't exactly been a sales success.
You're right. That's why they're updating the exterior in such a shockingly extreme and radical manner.
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I'm surprised they aren't going with squared off angle eyes like the new 6 series coupe. They better at least be LED like the F10s which look fantastic.
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I'm surprised they aren't going with squared off angle eyes like the new 6 series coupe. They better at least be LED like the F10s which look fantastic.
They may offer the squared-off design. It's an option on the 6 as well.
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Hasn't exactly been a sales success.
You're right. That's why they're updating the exterior in such a shockingly extreme and radical manner.
Why change something that is doing fine already?
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its a huge success here, it ate the Mercedes' S class sales... given its 6 year cycle, its almost 3 years now... so the LCI should be near. Maybe before the new year?
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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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Hasn't exactly been a sales success.
You're right. That's why they're updating the exterior in such a shockingly extreme and radical manner.
lol.. It's the hottest selling shit since selling women for sex
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It is hard to polish a turd.
That's not so true.

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hasnt been a success? wtf is wrong with you ??

everywhere i see a 7 more than a S class mostly in white

its been a hit
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looks stealth in the first pic!!
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It is hard to polish a turd.
That's not so true.

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      06-30-2011, 04:37 PM   #16
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nice comparison of current headlight vs facelift headlight...the projector looks huge in the new one, or could be angel eye ring thats bigger
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what are the chasnges???? the headlights and the rear lights look the same to me
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what are the chasnges???? the headlights and the rear lights look the same to me
read the first post lol, bumper and headlights(they are def different, projector and angel eye size...guessing the brow might be looking different since its covered) oh and the side mirror
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The 7 in Los Angeles is everywhere, it's been a HUGE success. Out numbers the S & NEW A8 by miles!
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Actually the F01/F02 7er celebrate their third birthday this week. It was on July 2008 that the car was launched. With market sales in Europe beginning in November 2008.

With the arrival on the market about this time next year it will be on it's fourth birthday and right on schedule for it's LCi.

Since it's launch the BMW 7er in it's latest guise has led the market globally in the luxury sedan class. Of course with the vicious cycle which is the luxury sedan segment next year's Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse might have something to say about that.

Visually the car gets a slight update but nothing too extreme to alter the looks, the eight speed transmission finally enters the 7er along with engine updates and some new technology from Connected Drive to Efficient Dynamics with a few surprises thrown in.
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Visually the car gets a slight update but nothing too extreme to alter the looks, the eight speed transmission finally enters the 7er along with engine updates and some new technology from Connected Drive to Efficient Dynamics with a few surprises thrown in.
Scott, I drove the new F10 550 with the 8speed tranny, and all I can say is wow. I mean, talking about close ratio gear shifts, and the way it responds to acceleration, upshifting and downshifting is amazing. And to get that gas mileage (25hwy for the 550) is truly unique.
i think BMW did their homework on the 7 series. Car looks stunning

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