BMW’s sworn rival Mercedes-Benz follows anywhere it goes, and vice versa. It comes as no surprise that BMW is releasing the BMW i7, an all-electric version of its flagship luxury car, now that Mercedes has shown the EQS, an electric version of the S-class. The next-generation 7-series and the electric Bimmer were both developed in tandem, and both vehicles provide the exact same level of luxury.
The BMW i7 is equipped with a battery pack big enough to contend with the EQS as well as other high-end electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. It is propelled by two electric motors. The 2023 BMW i7 nevertheless takes some risks in terms of styling, especially with its front-end design, which has unusually big grille intakes and split-element headlights.
Electric Motor and Performance of the BMW i7
Twin electric motors—one powering each axle—producing a total of 536 horsepower are used in the i7’s electric drivetrain, which is similar to that of the company’s new EV SUV, the BMW iX. For such a huge vehicle, acceleration is quick and all-wheel drive is standard.
The BMW i7 xDrive60 will reach 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, according to our estimation. Although the i7’s handling is surprisingly nimble for a big sedan, consumers seeking sports-sedan handling won’t be drawn to it. When they took it for a first test drive, designers noticed that it had a very smooth ride and a quiet cabin, which will appeal to those looking for a comfortable and opulent experience.
Charging, range, and battery of the BMW i7
Although the EPA hasn’t yet provided an official assessment, BMW claims that the i7 should have a driving range of about 300 miles per charge. The car’s enormous 101.7-kWh battery pack can be connected to DC fast charging stations, and it is claimed that doing so can increase the vehicle’s driving range by 80 miles in just 10 minutes. Speaking of charging, every new i7 from BMW comes with three years of cost-free 30-minute sessions at Electrify America charging stations.
Interior and Comfort of the BMW i7
Since they were collaboratively developed, the i7 enjoys the same roomy, opulent, and upmarket interior as the internal combustion engine 7-series. The i7 boasts a plethora of high-tech convenience features in addition to luxury, giving it a competitive edge over rivals like the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Tesla Model S.
Both the front and rear seats provide plenty of space, and the entire inside is lined with high-quality materials. Your rear-seat guests will enjoy power-adjustable reclining chairs, a wireless smartphone charging station, and extra-plush headrests if you choose the Executive Lounge option. Although there is plenty of trunk capacity, there is a useful rear-seat pass-through feature if you need to transport longer things.
Infotainment and Connectivity in the BMW i7
The BMW i7 adopts the iX SUV’s digital dashboard, which features substantial floating digital gauges and multimedia panels. The two displays, which are placed together under a single glass pane provide a clear view of the entertainment elements and driving statistics.
Additionally, a rear-seat entertainment system with a huge 31.3-inch screen that descends from the ceiling is an option. This system uses the car’s 5G cellular connection to access streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube.
Safety and Driver assistance in the BMW i7
There are many driver-assistance systems that come standard, and more sophisticated technology is an option. A hands-free driving mode for usage on the highway and a parking aid system that enables the driver to exit the car and park it using a smartphone app are features that are available.
Price of the BMW i7
The all-new BMW i7 starts at $120,000