The time has finally come: The electric luxury sedan BMW i7 has been presented. Now we know what the BMW i7 will look like. This all-new car will be BMW’s most luxurious and technically advanced electric car when it launches this year.
- BMW i7 celebrates premiere
- First electric 7 Series
- The large grille and radically thin headlights
- Top model i7 M70 xDrive
- New 8k cinema system in the rear seats
- Up to 625 kilometers range
- Launch November 2022
The new electric BMW i7 – a fully electric luxury car – has finally been presented. When it launches in late 2022, it will act as an alternative to the Mercedes EQS and Tesla Model S.
This all-new car shares parts with the new BMW 7 Series, but will feature a new electric motor and battery, giving it a range of 612 kilometers.
The new BMW i7 looks very different from previous BMWs. For the first time, the manufacturer used two-part headlights for the 7 series, as we saw with the recently introduced facelift of the X7. This new front design is supposed to be the new design for BMW luxury models – there will certainly be divided opinions on this. Adaptive LED headlights with Matrix high beams are installed as standard. If you want it to be very individual, you can choose the unique light show with optional BMW crystal headlights Iconic Glow.
If you decide to do this, you will get Swarovski crystals arranged in an L shape and backlit by LED units, which then act as position and daytime running lights.
Overall, the i7 has a very monolithic design and still looks harmonious and discreet. Of course, the electric sedan is not lacking in elegance either. Of course, the i7 has received the i-typical blue accents that identify it as an electric car. If you opt for the M Sport package, you will receive additional design features in I blue.
The side view shows the long doors, which are supposed to guarantee easy entry and exit for all passengers, and also the almost flush-fitting side windows, which appear to have no seals.
Just like the front, the rear of the i7 is also strikingly designed and characterized by a clear and articulated structure. The rear light units, which extend far into the sideline, appear very puristic. The charging socket can also be found on the right at the back.
BMW i7 Interior
If you thought the exterior of the new BMW i7 looked bold, wait until you see the inside. Luxury and progress are probably the words that best describe the interior. The interior is similar to the BMW 7 Series and is above all an oasis of well-being for all passengers.
The display combination consists of a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a 14.9-inch control display. There are hardly any switches and levers anymore, the focus has been on consistent digitization. The gear selector and steering wheel have also been redesigned, as has a new type of control and design element called the Interaction Bar. This is the effectively backlit functional unit that stretches across the entire width of the instrument panel right into the door panels.
And if you want to get bored on long journeys, all you have to do is press a button and a huge, 31.2-inch touchscreen display with 8K resolution is pulled out of the ceiling. Here you can stream as you wish because the Amazon Fire TV experience is included.
With the BMW IconicSounds Electric, an electric drive sound is offered exclusively for the i7, which was created in cooperation with Hans Zimmer.
Comfort seats come as standard, multifunction seats are available as an option and if you want even more comfort, you can choose the Executive Lounge option. Here you get a reclining function with an integrated, gap-free leg rest and an extended reclining position for particularly comfortable travel.
Engines and range
BMW is concentrating heavily on electrification, which is why only the BMW i7 will be offered at the market launch in Europe. It comes on the market as the i7 xDrive60 and is powered by two electric motors. The total power is 544 hp. The range should be up to 625 kilometers.
Other variants of the i7 will be available at a later date. Among other things, the top model i7 M70 xDrive should have 660 hp.
BMW i7 Price & Start of Sales
The BMW i7 was presented to the public on April 20 and will be the first model in the new 7 Series to celebrate its market launch in November 2022. Electric cars tend to be more expensive than their petrol and diesel-powered counterparts, so the BMW i7 will likely come at a premium over the regular BMW 7 Series. Don’t be surprised if prices for the i7 start at around 100,000 euros.