2023 BMW i7 Electric Sedan – After revealing the first-ever i7 being tested in cold temperature at Arjeplog, Sweden at the beginning of this month BMW returns with yet another concept. This time the full-size electric luxury car is seen doing tests in hot weather while driving up mountain roads that are steep and curvy to ensure the EV drivetrain is ready for the task even in difficult conditions. Oddly, it is interesting that the German premium brand says that the i7 will be “the world’s only purely electrically powered luxury sedan.” It purposely ignores other models like those of the Porsche Taycan, Audi E-Tron GT, Lucid Air, Genesis Electrified G80, and the Mercedes EQS (yes, the model is technically a car). The press release contains the statement not just one time, nor three times, but twice.
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Moving forward, BMW says the electric 7 Series will have dual motors, allowing an all-wheel-drive system that relies on BMW’s fifth-gen eDrive technology that is shared with models like the iX as well as the i4. The most powerful model could share a lot with that of the iX M60 debuting early next month in Las Vegas at CES. You can expect to see something in the vicinity of 600 horsepower, considering that the iX xDrive50 has 516 horsepower. At the moment at this point, the Bavarians do not want to cut off some camouflage, and instead show a more realistic skin. We do see the headlights that are positioned beneath what we believe to be hidden daylight running lamps. The DRLs are likely to be similar to the ones on the hate/love Concept XM and the subsequent production model that will be released later next year. Door handles that flush with bodywork also stands out as is a subdued spoiler for the trunk lid as well as a wide panorama roof.
Within that large wheelbase is a massive battery pack that has a capacity of 106.3 kWh, which is the equivalent of the iX. This electric vehicle is predicted to travel 300 miles during the EPA testing cycle and anything less than the i7 is an enormous disappointment when you consider that the EQS 350+ packs enough power to cover 350 miles.
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This world-premiere is set to happen next year in which it is announced that the i7 is paired with the traditional driven 7 Series with gasoline and diesel engines, and an integrated hybrid drivetrain. The appearance will be largely similar since the zero-emission model isn’t a specific electric vehicle, but an electric variant of the platform that is used by other ICE versions.