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BMW i7 – electric sedan priced at 120,000 USD

Americai7 is an all-electric version of the 7 series, instead of a stand-alone version like how Mercedes separates the EQS from the S-class.

i7 xDrive60 is the first electric version of the 7 series, with similar appearance, size and equipment. The difference lies in the powertrain.

Vehicles equipped with two electric motors, 4-wheel drive system. The engine in the front axle has a capacity of 255 horsepower while the rear is 308 horsepower. i7 xDrive60 has a total capacity of 536 hp and 744 Nm of torque.

i7 launched in the US, priced from 119,300 USD, is the electric version of the 7 series. Photo: BMW

i7 launched in the US, priced from 119,300 USD, is the electric version of the 7 series. Photo: BMW

i7 xDrive60 can accelerate from 0-97 km / h in 4.5 seconds, which is 0.5 seconds faster than 740i using a 3-liter engine, 6-cylinder in-line with a capacity of 375 horsepower. However, the new i7 is still slower than the V8-powered 760i xDrive.

Interestingly, the i7 and 760i have the same 536 hp, while the internal combustion engine version has slightly more torque, at 749 Nm thanks to the help of a 48 V hybrid system.

With the Mercedes EQS 580, the new BMW i7 is more powerful than 536 hp and 516 hp. However, the EQS has more towing capacity, with 854 Nm compared to 744 Nm. Mercedes’ electric model is also faster, though not significantly, with a 0-97 km/h time of 4.3 seconds. In terms of top speed, EQS is 208 km/h while i7 is 240 km/h.

i7 is equipped with a 101.7 kWh battery pack. BMW says that the electric luxury sedan can cover a distance of 483 km on a single charge. Meanwhile, the Mercedes EQS 580 has 547 km and the Tesla Model S Plaid is 557 km.

The i7 can quickly charge with a capacity of 195 kW, but BMW says the car can go an additional 128 km with just 10 minutes of charging.

The i7’s advanced technologies such as traffic signal recognition and hill descent detection. The system automatically regenerates energy when approaching an intersection, or energy will be disconnected from the engine when the vehicle is downhill.

BMW supports 3 years of free charging for customers at Electrify America’s charging system, while the i7’s navigation will calculate the journey to optimize charging.

Currently, BMW USA has received pre-orders for the i7 from April 20, and is expected to deliver the car in the fourth quarter. The standard i7 xDrive60 starts at $119,300, which also means the most expensive of the 7 2023 series.

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