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We're lucky to have snagged these shots of the new BMW 7 Series taken by Shadow, a friend of a Jalopnik reader, while he was out driving the Autobahn A9 outside of Munich. Although it's difficult to tell from all the plastic cladding, the new 7 Series is supposed to have a new more 6 Series-like front fascia with a wider grille and lower headlights than the current model. On the inside our sources tell us the 7 Series will be introducing an all-new iDrive and maybe even an eight-speed transmission. We're also told the 2009 model should hit streets sometime during calendar year 2008.