[floating_video url=”” type=”youtube” aspect_ratio=”4:3″]The 2020 BMW 7 Series is a hefty refresh of the Germany’s automaker’s sixth-generation flagship.
Its look has been refreshed to resemble the new BMW X7.
The extensive design refresh at the front end, which now rises 50 millimetres taller at its foremost point, plays a particularly prominent role in giving the new BMW 7 Series its more powerful visual presence.
In terms of tech, the car has wireless charging of mobile phones.
The 2020 BMW 7 also has a BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, which acts as a digital co-driver and expert on the car.
The digital companion can be activated with the spoken prompt “Hey BMW” and helps the driver to use various vehicle functions. What’s more, he will keep acquiring new capabilities all the time thanks to the updates transmitted seamlessly by Remote Software Upgrade.
The driver and passengers can also use natural voice commands with the help of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant to activate the Experience Modes and the vitality and relaxation programmes, which offer need-based compositions of various functions –such as interior lighting, air conditioning, fragrancing and shading, not to mention seat massage, heating and ventilation.
Further progress towards automated driving, the 2020 BMW 7 has an exceptionally wide range of driver assistance systems such as driving assistant professional with steering and lane control assistant. Standard-fitted parking assistant now also includes reversing assistant.
Only the Long Wheel Base models to be available when the car goes on sale in South Africa in the second quarter of 2019 (BMW 740Li, BMW 745Le xDrive, BMW 750Li xDrive, BMW M760Li xDrive and BMW 730Ld).
The new 7 will also be offered in a plug-in hybrid version which combines a specially adapted six-cylinder inline engine with 280 hp (209 kW) with an electric motor rated at 113 hp (84 kW). The system stores electric energy in a new lithium-ion battery.