Frank Weber, a member of the Board of Directors of BMW AG for Development, has announced during the Annual Conference of the company that the electric version of the new 7 Series, known as i7, will see light next April. This representative sedan will become the flagship of the Bavarian manufacturer’s zero-emission range.
In addition, details of interest have also been revealed, such as its autonomy, which will be 580-610 km under the European WLTP approval cycle, as well as 491 km under the American EPA. Although it has not been confirmed, it will likely be equipped with the same 105.2 kWh battery pack as the iX executive SUV.
“The new BMW 7 Series is innovative in every respect. Like no other model, the BMW 7 Series represents the innovative strength of BMW. The fully electric BMW i7 is also the most powerful BMW 7 Series. Combine the best driving experience with the best digital experience. This makes it the ideal vehicle for pioneers at the forefront, forward-thinking decision-makers.”
During the conference, BMW took the opportunity to launch a series of previews of the new model, which will have headlights at two heights (an unprecedented solution in the German company, but very fashionable in other brands) and a grille in the form of a double kidney. large format. Said grill will have the illuminated outline.
The BMW i7 will continue to use the CLAR platform
The BMW i7 will debut the latest generation of the iDrive operating system, which will be associated with a curved screen ( BMW Curved Display ) and a bright and functional strip located on the dashboard and the doors. The BMW Interaction Bar, in addition to being part of the ambient lighting system, will integrate some controls.
The My Modes function for its part will allow the user to personalize the driving characteristics and the interior environment of the vehicle, while the Sky Lounge panoramic roof will increase the feeling of spaciousness of the cabin. In the second row of seats, the i7 will offer passengers a unique experience thanks to the BMW Theater Screen, a 31-inch widescreen display (32:9) with 8K resolution that will transform the rear of the car into a sort of private movie room.