The BMW i7 is more than just the electric 7 Series, it also comes with a modern aesthetic that looks and feels like the future of BMW.
When BMW announced that they would refresh the 7 Series, they also made it clear that they would introduce a new all-electric model. This saw the German automaker launch the 2023 BMW i7 to directly take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz EQS and even the Tesla Model S.
While the Tesla Model S is nowhere close to the German automakers in the luxury department, the Mercedes-Benz EQS has slowly dominated the space for a while now. However, BMW went all-in on the new i7 and included some cutting-edge technology to make it a breeze to live with every day.
Want to learn more about the new BMW i7? You’re in the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest, all-electric BMW.
An Electrified 7 Series
BMW may have launched the BMW i Range a while ago, but the new BMW i7 is by far the most impressive addition. This is because the BMW i7 is essentially a 7 Series with an all-electric design. This showcases the future of the brand and how BMW does not need to compromise on performance or luxury to achieve an all-electric future.
The new i7 does have a few unique aesthetic details to help it stand out from the rest of the range. However, these details are incredibly minimal. In this way, you can enjoy the same elegant and modern design that came with the new 7 Series.
An Aerodynamic Aesthetic
It’s no secret that the new BMW 7 Series was designed in the wind tunnel. While this does help create an efficient, powerful car on the road, an aerodynamic design can also help boost the efficiency of an electric car.
This is because the all-electric design can benefit from using less energy to cut through the air. The BMW i7 comes with an incredibly sleek body that has very defined body lines to help guide air around and over the car. While these design features help with aerodynamics, they also help make the entire car look and feel modern.
The Peak Of Luxury
The 7 Series from BMW is known as the flagship model for luxury driving. The new 7 Series does not disappoint as it features the most technologically advanced interior design ever seen in a BMW. The new 7 Series comes with screens throughout the cockpit and an innovative infotainment system to connect them all together.
In addition to this, BMW went out of its way to elevate the space with plush materials. It will be incredibly difficult to find an inch of plastic in the cabin as even the gear selectors are made from glass. The attention to detail is what helps set the 7 Series apart from the competition.
A 538 HP Electric Powertrain
BMW offers the new 7 Series in three different powertrain options. While you may think that the i7 is the only electric model, the truth is that the other two engines do have a mild-hybrid system as well. Despite the 760i’s V8 being a powerful option, the i7 actually comes with a 536 HP engine.
The powertrain in the new i7 may be all-electric, but it’s also incredibly powerful. In addition to this insane power, the torque delivery is instant. This enables the i7 to accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 4.5 seconds.
Over 300 Miles Of Range
The most important part of any electric car is its range. This is because even the most stunning electric car is useless if you’re going to constantly run out of battery. BMW understood this and decided to line the entire floor of the i7 with a high-performance battery pack.
This innovative battery design helps give the BMW i7 a range of around 318 miles on a single charge. However, you should remember that this range is completely dependent on how you drive. This means that if you’re in sports mode, you may not end up getting 300 miles.
While the BMW i7 does come with a battery that can support over 300 miles on a single charge, the German automaker wanted to add to the practicality of the car by including support for fast charging. This means that you can charge your i7 quickly at DC fast charging stations.
The fast-charging technology in the new BMW i7 is incredible. BMW claims that you can add around 80 miles of range to your i7 in just 10 minutes of charging. This means that if you were to have a fast charger at home, you could charge your car quickly before leaving to work.
A Modern Interior Design
The interior of the new BMW i7 is leagues ahead of the competition. While Mercedes-Benz is known for creating luxurious interiors for its premium sedans, the new BMW i7 manages to blend comfort with technology to create a practical, spacious, and elegant space.
The BMW i7 also comes with a few options that elevate the entire sedan. This includes lounge seats in the back that can recline and the option for a massive, 31-inch screen in the rear of the sedan. This screen is perfect for taking business meetings or catching up on your latest Netflix show while on the move.
The Latest BMW Infotainment System
The new BMW i7 comes with the latest infotainment system from BMW. The latest version of the iDrive system takes full control of the main screen but also connects the rear screens to the same system. This allows you to have full control from both the back and front of the car.
This system pairs with your smartphone but can also connect to other accounts you may have. While this makes it possible to enjoy Netflix in the back of the i7, it also means that you can set everything up according to your BMW ID when you get into the car.
Dynamic Displays Throughout The Cabin
As mentioned above, the BMW i7 comes with more than one infotainment screen. BMW offers you the option to include two screens behind the seats or the option for a massive, 31-inch theater screen in the back.
However, BMW also included smaller screens on each of the rear doors. These screens act like touchscreen remotes and can help you control the back screen. While the screens operate independently, they are all connected to the same system for easy access and control.
BMW’s Driving Assistance Package
When configuring your BMW i7, there are quite a few options to choose from. As mentioned above, the i7 is the electric version of the new 7 Series. This means that if you prefer a raw V8 engine under the hood, you can opt for the 760i xDrive model instead.
However, there are a few other ways you can configure your i7. The most popular addition may be the Driving Assistance Package. This comes with a bunch of additional sensors to help improve your drive. While this does include safety features, it also helps with overall efficiency and performance on the road.