Forty-five years after the launch of the first BMW 7 Series, the seventh model generation aims to establish itself as the most advanced and innovative vehicle in the luxury segment.

Overall, however, the style remains quite classic, since we are still in the presence of a 3-volume sedan.

Some stylistic details, on the other hand, are quite daring.

We are obviously thinking of the front end with a huge grille and “two-stage” optics.

another dimension

During the tests of the BMW iX M60, we had the opportunity to discover the new BMW i7 “in real life”, and even to take a seat in it.

At the rear, the BMW Theater Screen (a 31.3-inch screen in 32:9 format with 8k resolution that literally descends from the roof lining) is indeed very impressive.

We will also appreciate the Executive Lounge option with reclining seats, as well as the BMW Individual upholstery trimmed in Merino leather and cashmere with the most beautiful effect.

At the front, as in the iX, the 7 Series offers the driver (chauffeur?) the multisensory BMW iDrive experience with the latest iteration of the BMW 8 operating system, the BMW Curved Display.

On the other hand, the very wide central console does not clear the floor here and truly "envelops" the passengers.

Diesel, electric and hybrid

For the first time, the new BMW 7 Series will offer a choice of combustion engines, plug-in hybrid systems and fully electric powertrains.

Moreover in Europe, the marketing of the new vehicle will initially be limited to the BMW i7 xDrive60, whose two electric motors will develop 544 hp and 745 Nm. With a capacity of 101.7 kWh, the battery will allow WLTP autonomy from 590 to 625 km.

A 195kW fast charger will go from 10% to 80% in 34 minutes.

BMW also announces a 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 s.

Nothing too impressive, but let's not forget that the electric limo weighs 2.7 tons.

In spring 2023, two plug-in hybrids will follow: the 750e xDrive with an electric range of almost 90 km, and the M760e xDrive.

European customers will also be able to opt for the 740d with a 6-cylinder diesel combined with a 48 V light hybridization system developing 300 hp.

Later in the year, the real electric top of the range will be provided by the i7 M70 xDrive (600 hp and more than 1000 Nm), the most powerful BMW model ever homologated for the road, with a 0 to 100 km/ h in less than 4.0 sec.

The launch of the new BMW 7 Series will begin next November.


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