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2009 BMW 7-Series to get advanced night vision system

The Cadillac DTS has never been considered a technological tour de force, but it is starting to look like it was a little ahead of its time. The DTS was one of the first mainstream production vehicles to offer night vision, a technology that has now spread to a few premium brands. Not to be left out on the next-generation of this technology, BMW will launch a new night vision system in its updated 7-series.

According to a report by alle-autos-in.de . the new system will be able to detect human presence in front of the vehicle and then flash a warning symbol on the display. Moreover, the system will be able to tell if a pedestrian is in the road or safely on the sidewalk, although the publication fails to mention how the system can differentiate the two.

The new system will be so advanced that it will also be able to read speed limit signs and warn drivers when they are driving too fast. However, this feature will only be available in Europe for the time being.

The big BMW will also be keeping an eye on your speed during inclement weather. The camera can detect fog or rain, and will warn drivers when they are approaching an unsafe speed. Despite the warning, the system has no control over the speed of the vehicle so lead foots need not worry.

Thanks to BMWBlog.com . we also know some other details about the next-generation 7-series. The base-model car will be powered by the same twin-turbo V8 found in the X6, while the up-level model will use a twin-turbo V12. To differentiate the two models, the V8 car will sport two square tail pipes whereas the V12 car will use four square outlets.

As previously reported, the 7-series will use a new eight-speed transmission.

Four-wheel steering will be included on the 7-series option list, with an all-wheel drive option slated to be offered in a few years.


As seen in previous spy shots, the new 7-series’ interior is not a radical departure from the current BMW design book. That said, the cabin does appear more refined and the iDrive looks far less offensive than before.

With its huge twin-kidney grille and the wrap-around headlights, the car mimics design elements of the X5 and X6 — but keeps the exclusive character the 7-series is known for.

Though still disguised with a fake rear spoiler, it is clearly visible that the rear end — especially the trunk lid — will become much more elegant compared to the current car’s back.

The next-generation 7-series will also make do with a more conventional roofline, rather than the coupe-like roof seen on the Concept CS .

In addition to the exterior updates, BMW will be introducing new iDrive, Dynamic Performance Control and ConnectDrive systems.

BMW will unveil the next 7’series on July 7, but the all-new sedan won’t make its first public appearance until the Paris Motor Show in September. Look for the new 7 to hit the market shortly after that as a 2009 model.

April 21st — Interior photo

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