This is a double debut for the company: all-electric i7 and variants of the top model BMW with internal combustion engines.
The novelty is built on a "flexible" platform BMW Cluster Architecture (CLAR), which allows the i7 to be produced on the same production line as its ICE counterparts.
BMW has invested over 300 million euros in the car plant in Dingolfing to produce the new 7 Series. In the 7 Series, BMW is also testing for the first time automated maneuvering of new vehicles in the factory, thereby optimizing assembly processes and outbound logistics.
BMW i7 is equipped with two electric motors, they develop 544 hp and 745 Nm of torque. Acceleration to 100 km/h is 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 240 km/h.
The battery capacity of the BMW i7 is 107.8 kWh, of which 101.7 kWh are usable. This is slightly less than the iX crossover, which has a 111.5 kWh battery. On a single charge, the sedan is capable of covering 483 kilometers (according to the EPA methodology), which is less than that of iX (38 km).
The electric vehicle can be charged with an AC charger up to 11kW. The battery can be fully charged in 10.5 hours. In terms of DC fast charging, i7 supports devices up to 195kW. Thus, it is possible to recharge the battery from 10 to 80% in about 30 minutes.
Features: Panoramic glass roof Sky Lounge with LED lighting, four-zone automatic climate control with individual temperature control in the foot zone, heated steering wheel, 14.9-inch touchscreen multimedia system, 12.3-inch virtual instrument panel and 5.5-inch rear-seat entertainment system touchscreens. The options are impressive too – for example, a gigantic 31.3-inch 8K BMW Theater Screen can be installed in the car under the ceiling.
Another interesting option is automatically opening and closing doors. To open or close the front or rear doors, passengers must touch the door handles or the buttons on the BMW Interaction Bar installed in the door cards.
The new 7 Series is assembled on a production line alongside the 5 and 8 Series models and the all-electric iX. The drive components for the all-electric i7, namely the high-voltage batteries and the drive, are also manufactured at the Dingolfing plant.