BMW is Ready to Go Electric – Unveils the All-Electric BMW i7 Sedan
Electric i7 flagship confirmed for Australia
BMW is finally ready to go electric. The company has unveiled the all-electric BMW i7 sedan with a bold redesign and power-packed performance.
The BMW i7 sedan will have a dual-motor powertrain, the xDrive60, which is similar to the drive unit present in the all-electric iX SUV but comes with more oomph. The front motor produces 230kW and 380Nm of torque, and when combined, it produces 400kW and 744Nm of twist. According to the German brand, the new configuration will help the BMW i7 sedan go from 0-97km/h in just 4.5 seconds. It will also have an electronically limited top speed of 240km/h.
The BMW i7 sedan will have a 105.7-kWh battery pack (101.7-kWh of which is usable energy). It will be located on the floor of the vehicle. The car can be driven 482km on a single charge according to testing methods similar to the EPA’s. The BMW i7 sedan can accept up to 195-kW of DC charging. It means 128km of range can be added in only 10 minutes. It will need just 34 minutes to go from 10 to 80%.
As expected, the BMW i7 sedan has gone many design changes. One of the noticeable changes is the new front fascia. It also has a huge kidney grille and two new additions- split headlamps and an illuminated badge.
The interior of the BMW i7 sedan is quite appealing and bold. It has a gigantic screen that goes from the driver’s cockpit to the middle of the dash. It also has a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 14.9-inch multimedia touchscreen which is powered by BMW’s iDrive 8 infotainment system. This screen can be used to trigger optional Highway Assistant that allows hands-free driving up to 130km/h on the freeway. The car also has a new Executive Lounge package upgrade, ambient lighting, use of deluxe materials, and an adaptive air suspension.
The BMW i7 sedan will be launched as a part of the 2023 model year, along with two gas-powered new 7 Series sedans. Deliveries are expected in the final quarter of 2023. There is no word on Australia’s release and pricing yet. We’ll share when something is announced.
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