If you’re in the market for a luxury electric car, BMW today announced a new entry to its 7 Series.
The new BMW i7 offers an EPA rated range of up to 310 miles from a 101.7 kWh battery located under the cab. Power is channeled through electric motors on both axles that have 400kW of power, equivalent to 544 horsepower. When it’s time to fill up the “tank”, the BMW i7 supports DC fast charging up to 195kW, which can make the car reach around 105 miles of range in just 10 minutes.
The car will feature BMW’s iDrive user interface and an updated BMW 8 operating system. does not even confirm full autonomous driving.
The new BMW i7 embodies the company’s attempt to create “forward-looking ways to enjoy driving pleasure, unparalleled long-distance comfort and a cutting-edge digital experience.”
To that end, the new 7 Series includes a special screen previously seen at CES called the BMW Theater Screen. Attached to the cabin roof, it will provide a 31-inch, 32:9 ultra-wide display with 7,680 by 2,160 resolution – the equivalent of two 4K displays side-by-side – with Amazon Fire TV and 5G connectivity on board. The rear doors also have touchscreen controls.
An Executive Lounge option also offers a passenger-side rear seat leg rest.
The new Series 7 hits the market in November 2022, starting at $119,300, reports CNBC. It will be built at BMW’s plant in Dingolfing, Germany, its largest production facility in Europe; the car’s electric drive system and high voltage battery will also be manufactured there.
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BMW is also launching two hybrid models. BMW will follow up the i7 in 2023 with an updated BMW i7 M70 xDrive model that boosts horsepower to over 600 and offers a zero-to-62 mph time in under four seconds.
It’s a busy week for all-electric luxury cars. Yesterday, we caught a glimpse of the Mercedes EQS SUV, a follow-up to the EQS 450+ sedan. Lexus also today introduced the new “RZ”, its first battery electric model available globally.
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