The BMW i7 was introduced in conjunction with the latest generation of the BMW 7 Series, which is now focused on luxury and environmental friendliness.
Interestingly, the BMW i7 is not a separate model from the BMW 7 Series, different from its competitor Mercedes-EQ EQS, which is separate from the S-Class.
This can be seen from the exterior appearance of the BMW i7 which still follows the design of the latest BMW 7 Series with a large Kidney Grille and separate model headlights.
Now the difference lies in the distinctive touch of the BMW i, namely the use of exterior and interior accents of the BMW i Blue and aerodynamic design rims.
At its launch, the BMW i7 was introduced in one all-wheel drive variant, the i7 xDrive60.
This variant has two BMW eDrive electric motors and a Lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 101.7 kWh.
The i7 xDrive60 front electric motor is capable of spitting out 190 kW or 258 hp, while for the rear wheels it produces 230 kW or 313 hp.
In combination, the two i7 xDrive60 electric motors can deliver 400 kW or 544 hp and a peak torque of 745 Nm.
Combined with the large battery, the BMW i7 xDrive60 is claimed to be able to cover a distance of 590-625 kilometers according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP) standards.
If the mileage is deemed insufficient, the BMW i7 xDrive60 is equipped with fast charging technology with a maximum power of 195 kW.
BMW claims the i7 xDrive60 battery can be charged from 10-80% in just 34 minutes.
Later the BMW i7 xDrive60 will be accompanied by the hottest version, namely the i7 M70 xDrive which has more than 600 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque.