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Spied: A First Peek at the Next-Gen BMW 7 Series' Interior

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/26/2014 Erick Ayapana

A few weeks ago, a next-gen BMW 7 Series prototype was snapped cruising on the freeways close toMotor Trend headquarters. Now, another tester has been caught, but this time around the photographer was able to snap a few clear photos of the sedan’s interior.

BMW has one obvious benchmark when it comes to interiors -- The Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Benz elevated the game even further last week with the Mercedes-Maybach S600, though that car is targeted more at Bentley and Rolls-Royce rather than the 7 Series.

BMW 7 Series prototype© Provided by MotorTrend BMW 7 Series prototype

The photos reveal only the dash. The layout is similar to the 3 and 5 Series, though the buttons have a metallic-like finish that gives it a more premium look. A peek at the instrument panel reveals a digital display, though it doesn’t appear to be fully-digital like the S-Class.

Like other BMW models, the infotainment screen is mounted high on the dash, while the iDrive cluster doesn’t appear to have changed much from the current model.

Spied: A First Peek at the Next-Gen BMW 7 Series' Interior

The exterior is still covered up, but it appears the tester is sporting LED headlights, which will be standard equipment on the new 7 Series. Laser headlights should be optional.

As previously reported, the next-generation 7 Series will ride on BMW’s new 35up platform that could include composite and aluminum construction to cut down on weight. Powertrain choices will most certainly include a twin-turbo V-8, a diesel, and hybrid model. Look for BMW’s new flagship to debut in 2015, likely toward the end of the year.

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