BMW has announced pricing and specifications details for the 7-Series and i7 2023 which just landed in Australia. Only one variant of the 7-Series and i7 will be offered. The ICE-powered 740i model starts at AU$268,900, while the i7 xDrive60 model starts at AU$297,900.
Under the hood of the BMW 740i, there is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six petrol engine with 48-volt mild hybrid technology that can churn out a total of 280 kW (375 hp) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque which is all channeled to the rear wheels. thanks to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
The powertrain includes a 48 volt electric motor/generator that produces up to 9 kW (12 hp) and 200 Nm (147 hp) of thrust and also functions as a starter motor.
This 48 volt system recovers kinetic energy during speeding and braking, then converts it into electrical energy when the car is in generator mode or motor reverse cycle.
The main standard features of the new 740i are, 20-inch rims, remote engine start, tire pressure monitor, integral active steering, adaptive 2-axle air suspension, BMW Crystal Headlights, illuminated kidney design grille, panoramic glass roof, M carbon fiber, Driving Assistant Professional, Parking Assistant Professional, Bowers and Wilkins Surround Sound system with 20-speaker, and interior camera.
The BMW i7 xDrive60 2023 will be equipped with two electric motors which combine to produce 400 kW (536 hp) and 745 Nm (549 Nm) of torque. The 106 kWh battery packs 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds while driving up to 625 km (388 miles) on a single charge. Australian customers using the i7 will receive five years of free Chargefox charging service.
The BMW i7 xDrive60 will get all the same basic features as the 740i, plus 21-inch M alloy wheels, Executive Drive Pro system with Active Roll Stabilization and Active Roll Comfort technology, automatic doors, multifunction seats, executive lounge rear console, 39-speaker Bowers and Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, and acoustic protection system for pedestrians.