April 15, 2024

The All New BMW i7

There is a variation of the 7 Series for every taste thanks to BMW’s decision to provide both hybrid and all-EV variants. The electric i7 is a completely contemporary interpretation of the classic luxury limousine. It is essentially the flagship model in the lineup, emphasizing the highest levels of comfort and quietness while being loaded with cutting-edge technology, the majority of which functions admirably. Undoubtedly radical in its appearance, and perhaps too strong and evident for some, BMW has produced a superb premium vehicle.

Exterior view of the BMW i7

About the BMW i7

With its new 7 Series, BMW may have welcomed the future, but for the time being, it is hedging its bets by offering both completely electric and gasoline-hybrid variants. We’re talking about the latter model, which is dubbed the i7 and will be available in three primary flavors. The range includes the entry-level eDrive50, which has 449 horsepower, the more potent, four-wheel drive xDrive60, which has 537 horsepower, and the xDrive M70, which has 650 horsepower. We will focus on the xDrive60 model because it is the only one that has been released thus far.

A panoramic view of the luxury on wheels

The Future of Luxury and Powertrain Performance

Under the floor, there is a 101.7 kWh (usable) battery pack that powers two electric motors in the i7, which together produce 536 horsepower and 549 lb-ft of torque. According to BMW, the i7 xDrive60 can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in approximately 4.5 seconds and fully charge on a DC fast charger in 34 minutes. According to BMW, the i7 can reclaim up to 80 miles of battery life in just 10 minutes when charging to its maximum capacity of 195 kW. Depending on the size of the wheels, that battery pack will have a range of 296 miles to 318 miles, according to the EPA (smaller 19-inch wheels receive more range).

Nothing but elegance

The luxury of BMW i7 Interior

The interior of the i7, much like the interior of the iX SUV, is a tech-forward, comfortable, luxurious, and innovative place to be. Everything from the gem-like seat adjustments that sit on the door panel, the 5.5-inch color touchscreens integrated into passenger door handles, to the lux fuzzy floor mats in the cabin lend themselves to the experience of both refinement and technological prowess.

Very roomy interior

Screens abound practically everywhere inside the baller sedan. The driver’s display (12.3 inches) and the infotainment display sit behind one continuous, curved pane of glass, and everything is controlled through BMW’s iDrive or the voice recognition system.

A rear-seat entertainment system with a huge 31.3-inch screen that lowers from the ceiling and connects to the car’s 5G cellular connection to stream content from Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube is also an option.

Battery Life Charging and Range

The i7 xDrive60’s estimated driving range on its regular 19-inch wheels is 318 miles per charge; Even while the i7 feels highly comfort-focused, when you’re in the right mood, it can still make for an exciting drive. With its instantaneous delivery of 536 horsepower and 745 Nm of torque, the xDrive60 is a powerful dual-motor electric vehicle that can reach 62 mph in 4.7 seconds, even if it is large in size. Because of the punch in the back that occurs when the accelerator is depressed, it actually seems quicker than that figure indicates. Although the next i7 M70 will undoubtedly be really fast, the majority of people will find the xDrive60 to be more than adequate.

The Price of BMW i7

The price of the 2024 BMW i7 starts at $106,695 and goes up to $169,495 depending on the trim and options.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Numerous driver-assistance systems come standard, and more sophisticated technology is optional. A hands-free driving mode for usage on the highway and a parking assistance system that enables the driver to get out of the car and park it using a smartphone app are among the available features.

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