BMW Teases 2020 BMW 7 Series and Its Massive Grille Before Tomorrow’s Reveal

Don't go looking for the car in Detroit, though

2020 BMW 7 Series teaser

BMW will reveal the new 7 Series tomorrow, January 16.

After seeing the new 3 Series, 8 Series, X5, X7 and Z4, you’d think BMW wouldn’t have any new reveals for a little while. That’s not the case, as the company will reveal the facelifted 2020 BMW 7 Series on Wednesday.

Before that, though, BMW sent out a teaser photo on their Twitter account. You can make out the signature, more angular daytime running lights. There’s also the silhouette, in which the car looks like, well, a 7 Series. A few photos have surfaced of the new 7 Series undisguised, but even in this teaser one massive thing is clear. Have you seen that grille?

Despite the car’s understated reputation, the 2020 BMW 7 Series sports a grille that leaves passersby without any doubt what it is. BMW even said of the new car in their tweet: “Make them stare.” Fortunately, we’ll know in just a few hours what we have to stare at.


This may not be a massive overhaul, as even the current model still looks and feels the part with the rest of BMW’s lineup. However, it’s not clear at the moment which engines will live under the hood of the new 7 Series. The standard culprits will likely be the range of engines available in the new 8 Series and the X7 crossover. That means a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six with around 335 horsepower and a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with up to 456 horsepower.

We doubt the 2020 BMW 7 Series will retain its 6.6-liter V12 engine that’s in the M760i xDrive, but the revised 7 Series family will see a new hybrid model. Reports suggest the new hybrid will be more powerful than the outgoing BMW 740e xDrive, which has a total output of 322 horsepower.

Current generation BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance [Photo: BMW]

Apart from the huge grille, more information is coming soon on the 2020 BMW 7 Series. One caveat, though — Don’t expect to find it at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. BMW, along with Audi and Mercedes-Benz, have pulled out of this year’s event.