If BMW's S-Class-fighter looks anything like this, we'll be ecstatic.
Hot on the heels of Mercedes-Benz's brand new 2021 S-Class model line, BMW is busy reworking its own top luxury car, the BMW 7 Series. But so far, all anyone has seen of the forthcoming next-generation premium sedan is a few camouflage-clad prototypes, and BMW doesn't appear anywhere near ready to show off its new design just yet.
While we wait, the guys at Kolesa have dropped some new renderings that depict what the next-generation 7 Series could look like based on details that have been gleaned through the 7 Series prototype's protective camouflage, and, well, it's got a rather square face.
Kolesa's renderings seem to suggest that the new 7 Series is poised to be just about the only model not to gain BMW's massive new buck-toothed grilles - a fact that should relieve luxury car aficionados everywhere. In fact, if anything, the grilles look smaller than the ones on the current 7 Series. Also present are a pair of low-mounted headlamps, spied on BMW's camo-clad prototype, and an especially square jaw that almost recalls BMW's facelifted E23 7 Series that launched for 1983.
Oh, how we miss BMW's 80s design sensibilities.
In another apparent nod to the BMWs of yesteryear, Kolesa rendered its 7 Series with a sharper Hofmeister Kink along the trailing edge of the rear side glass. It's a subtle feature, but a nice touch all the same.
Information on the new 7 Series is about as abundant as detailed photographs of the car - that is to say, essentially non-existent. However, BMW has announced that the most powerful range-topping model in the new 7 Series lineup will be a pure-electric version, and it seems likely that the model line will drop not just its buttery-smooth V12, but its smaller V8, as well. What gasoline-fueled combustion is available will likely come in the form of a six-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers, paired with a standard electric motor to provide supplementary torque.