An all-new BMW 7-Series debuted as a 2016 model year. It remained the same for the 2018 model year. As usual, BMW offers a standard version and a long-wheel base version. The LWB version is about 14 cm longer. The car is said be upto 130 kg lighter than the outgoing generation, thanks to the use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) mixed with aluminium and steel, a tech first used in the BMW i8. This makes the body more stronger and rigid, while at the same time reduces weight. The interior is, as expected, loaded with luxury and features. It consists of different high quality leather options, as well as wood trim and aluminium accents. There is a new iDrive infotainment system, which gets a touchscreen and gesture control technology. There is the Executive Lounge package on the LWB variants. It features a four-zone automatic climate control system, ventilated seats, and power rear seats with a massage function. Additionally the rear console adds a fold out table, cup holders and a 7-inch Touch Command tablet. The engine specs pretty much remain the same, with the petrol engines on offer the turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder motor, the turbocharged 3.0-litre 6-cylinder unit and the turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 motor. Later in 2017, The Driving Assistant Plus equipment offers partially autonomous driving thanks to Active cruise control with Stop&Go function and Steering and lane control assistant. In addition to the Driving Assistant functions, active safety is improved by Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Approach control warning and Person warning with full city braking function and Crossing traffic warning.