If the first shadow shot of the electric version of the next 7 Series didn’t work, we added a video from BMW’s presentation showing Frank Weber, a member of the board, roaming the i7. I intentionally shot it with a dark filter to hide the details until next month’s debut. (Updated March 20, 2022)
BMW shared a new set of teaser photos for the i7 EV, confirming its official debut at the 2022 Beijing Motor Show on April 20th. A fully electric luxury sedan will be unveiled with the full range of the next generation 7 Series. As its most powerful version.
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Starting from the design, you need to cover most of the front bumper and deal with the elephants in the room, which is a lighted grill that does not appear to be completely covered as expected of an EV. Kidney Grill – Like to XM – A pair of thin crystal glass LEDs and a second lighting unit underneath is on the side, confirming the split headlight design found in the camouflaged prototype. You can also see the large low intakes and thin side inlets.
BMW describes the i7 as “the world’s first all-electric luxury sedan.” This is technically correct because its biggest rival, the Mercedes-Benz EQS, has a rear hatch.
In addition to the exterior shots, you can get a glimpse of the inside of the cabin. The big news is the BMW theater screen. This is an ultra-wide 31-inch screen (32: 9 format) for the backseat that goes out of the roofliner to create a private cinema. This is a different approach than the 56-inch hyperscreen on the dashboard of rival Mercedes-Benz EQS, with BMW focusing on backseat passengers. The BMW Theater Screen is not exclusive to the i7. , Because the car maker confirmed that it could be installed in its “new top-of-the-line model”.
Other interior highlights include the BMW Curved Display on the dashboard with the latest generation of iDrive infotainment and the BMW Interaction Bar. The latter is a “new type of light and feature strip” for instrument panels and doors, “Visual i7 is also equipped with a Sky Lounge panoramic glass roof with LED light threads, how this is with the BMW theater screen. It will be interesting to see if they are combined. Last but not least, the driver has access to the new “My Mode” feature, which provides access to different driving modes while changing the mood of the interior accordingly. To.
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The Bavarian carmaker was paying attention to the details about the electric drivetrain, but revealed the i7’s estimated range and power consumption. The sedan offers a range of 580 to 610 km (360 to 379 miles) up to 305 miles according to WLTP (491 km). According to EPA estimates, the total power consumption of WLTP is 19.7 to 18.9 kWh / 100 km. Yes, it is lower than the previous estimate (22.5-19.5 kWh / 100 km) announced during development.
The announcement was made by BMW AG’s board member Frank Weber at the BMW Group Annual Meeting, confirming that the i7 will be the powerful BMW 7 Series, “combining the best driving experience with the ultimate digital experience.” I added. According to the latest report, the BMW i7 is rumored to have a 120kWh battery and a high-performance variation with a trimotor setup that produces a total of 740 hp (552 kW / 750 PS).
The BMW i7 teaser is expected to grow even more in the coming weeks before it officially debuts.
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