BMW is a new generation of its flagship 7 Series sedan, including the line-up’s first electric i7 xDrive60 model.
The new “seven” received a design in the style of the updated X7 crossover, while radically different from its predecessor. If we talk about versions with internal combustion engines, the car lost its 12-cylinder V-engine. It was this older version that was replaced by the electric version.
There are now several petrol and diesel engines to choose from, 750e and M760e hybrid versions with 490 and 571 hp. respectively, as well as the same i7 xDrive60 with a pair of electric motors with a total power of 544 hp. and a torque of 745 Nm. Such a car accelerates to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds, and the maximum speed is limited at around 240 km / h.
Despite the impressive battery capacity of 101.7 kWh, the power reserve is declared equal to 483 km. This is a lot, but far from record figures.
Already in the basic version there is an air suspension, and for a fee a fully controlled chassis and even a third-level autopilot are available. In the interior, one of the most unusual details is expectedly located at the back. It’s a 31-inch 8K BMW Theater Screen display with a built-in Amazon Fire TV.
For the driver, there are two screens with a diagonal of 12.3 and 14.9 inches. In addition, each door boasts its own 5.5-inch touch screen to control the climate control system, seat settings and multimedia system.
The electric BMW i7 xDrive60 starts at $120,295 in the US. Sales will begin in the fourth quarter.