2019 BMW 7 Series facelift pic leaks online

Russell Campbell
January 07, 2019

The first picture of the 2019 BMW 7 Series has been leaked online.

  • Leaked

    image of the 2019 BMW 7 Series facelift

  • Specs include

    revised styling and infotainment upgrades

  • Price and release date

    around £65,000, reveal later in January 2019

BMW has been showing off the updated version of its range-topping 7 Series saloon to a select group well-heeled potential customers, and one of whom has leaked a picture onto a Russian Instagram account.

Sadly, only the left-hand corner of the car was snapped, but even this snatched photograph reveals a lot about the 2019 BMW 7 Series.

It gets a huge new grille, inspired by the stretched kidney design seen on the new BMW X7. The 2019 BMW 7 Series also is set to get slim-line LED headlights that have roughly half the bulk of the lights fitted to the old model. Their size could point towards the car getting powerful laser headlights as standard – they’d have a 600m range, which is twice what you’d get from conventional LEDs.

The final big change revealed in the image is the lower bumper, which looks to have a variation on the wheel breathers seen on the new 3 Series. These are designed to help smooth the airflow around the front of the car.

While there are no images to confirm this, the main changes are likely to be found on the inside of the 7 Series, where it is set to get a significantly upgraded infotainment system. This, and everything else, will be confirmed when the car is officially revealed later in January. Nothing has been confirmed about a 2019 BMW 7 Series price, but expect the car to cost from £65,000.

The current BMW 7 Series has only been on sale for a couple of years, but in that time Audi and Mercedes have launched high-tech alternatives in the form of the A8 and S-Class limousines so BMW needs to up its game for it flagship model.