The BMW 7 Series (G11) is a full-size luxury car manufactured by German automaker BMW. Succeeding the 2008 to 2015 produced BMW F01, it is the sixth model generation of the BMW 7 Series. An official public reveal took place at the 2015 International Motor Show Germany.
G11 is the codename for the short-wheelbase model, the extended wheelbase model is codenamed G12 and designated with an additional L letter. This 7 Series generation is the first car lineup of BMW Group to be based on the modular OKL platform (Oberklasse, German for luxury class), the rear-wheel drive counterpart to BMW's front-wheel drive UKL platform. The OKL platform adopts technology first introduced in BMW i models, namely the introduction of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer as structural chassis components.
As part of BMW's strategy of introducing plug-in hybrid variants for all future car models, both, the short and long-wheelbase models will be available with hybrid powertrains under the designations 740e and 740Le in 2016.