2023 BMW 7 Series Goes Electric With Flagship i7

2023 BMW 7 Series Goes Electric With Flagship i7

Published: May 5, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff

The day it released its general announcement regarding the 7 Series revision, BMW gave the new all-electric variant, the i7 xDrive60, its digital world premiere.

The performance EV represents but one of several powertrain options for the 2023 model year 7 Series. Joining it is the entry-level and mid-level, I6-powered 735i and 740i—neither available in Europe—and the V8-packing 760i xDrive. A diesel-powered model, the 740d xDrive, and a hybrid model, the 750e xDrive, will be available in the spring of 2023, according to BMW, and a pair of M-level variants is also on the way.

One of which is an all-electric 7 Series M. But more on that at a later date. As for the i7 xDrive60, it features two motors, each dedicated to an axle and producing a combined 544 horsepower and 549 pound-feet of torque; the EV can launch to 60 in 4.7 seconds and reach an electronically-limited top speed of 149 MPH.

The i7’s range is substantial. BMW states that range measured using WLTP methodology comes in at 590-625 kilometers, which works out to about 370-390 miles on a full charge with the most amenable set of wheels and tires. The high-voltage battery’s efficiency is a major contributing factor. As far as quick charging in a pinch, BMW states that 10 minutes will give drivers 106 miles of travel.

BMW tells us that’s not all for 7 Series all-electrics, though. The company has plans for an additional model or models, and will be making announcements to that effect in the near future.

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