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BMW i7 Flagship Sedan Comes to Rival Mercedes EQS

The Bavarian automaker readies to launch a battery-electric version of the new-gen BMW 7 Series. Now The BMW i7 is undergoing low-temperature testing in Arjeplog.

The other day, the manufacturer released teaser images of the BMW i7 flagship. They show a camouflaged car with a long hood and a long wheelbase in the snows of northern Sweden, Automotive News Europe informs.

BMW strives to offer at least one battery-electric vehicle in most segments by 2023 and to build around 10 million EVs over the next decade. The new BMW i7 is part of this plan.

Under the hood, the e-sedan has the same fifth-generation eDrive electric drivetrain as the BMW iX SUV. The latter was unveiled in 2020, its series production has been underway since July 2021 at the plant in Dingolfing, Lower Bavaria. The iX can be ordered now in the USA at a base price of $83,200.

Expect the BMW i7 to produce 516 horsepower and, with its aerodynamics and a 105-kWh battery, to cover more than the iX on a single charge – over 315 miles.

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BMW i7`s prototype near Arjeplog

BMW will launch the i7 in 2022, electric versions of the BMW X1, 5 Series, and the Mini Countryman will follow a year after (2023). Moreover, sales of the BMW i4 have recently started, as we previously reported.

The carmaker will produce the BMW i7 at the same facility in Dingolfing where the iX and 7 Series and built. The i7 is a competitor to the Mercedes-Benz EQS, first of all, and also to the Tesla Model S or the Lucid Air.

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