The 7th-generation BMW 7 Series lineup adds a new member – a fully electric BMW i7 xDrive60. Pre-orders for it opened yesterday.
The carmaker already announced the pricing for the 2023 BMW 7 Series. The sedan comes in three variants, two familiar and one all-new: a rear-wheel-drive BMW 740i ($94,295), an all-wheel-drive BMW 760i xDrive ($114,595) – both featuring a 48V mild-hybrid technology, and the first-ever BMW i7 xDrive60 that costs $120,295. All prices include a $995 destination charge.
The i7 xDrive60 (upper photo) features an all-wheel-drive system and a single-speed transmission. It uses the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology comprised of a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 101.7 kWh net, and a duo of highly-efficient electric synchronous motors with a total output of 536 hp and 549 pound-feet of instantaneous torque.
The car is able to speed up from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The EPA-estimated electric driving range is up to 300 miles (483 km). The top speed is electronically limited to 149 mph (240 km/h).
Compared with the BMW iX and i4 models, the i7 xDrive60 has got improved charging software including more precise control of the battery temperature, better saving of charging profiles, and faster and more detailed displaying of charging-optimized routes by the BMW Maps navigation system. The i7 xDrive60’s adaptive recuperation feature has been also refined compared with the two above-mentioned.
The Combined Charging Unit in the BMW i7 xDrive60 allows AC charging at a rate of up to 11 kW, and up to 195 kW of DC charging. So, you’ll need only 10 minutes to charge your vehicle at a high-power charging station to extend the range by 80 miles.
Moreover, BMW offers 3 years of no-cost charging with Electrify America across the USA to owners of the i7 xDrive60.
Customers can now make reservations for the BMW i7 xDrive60: the procedure requires a $1,500 deposit. BMW plans to launch the 2023 BMW 7 Series on the U.S. market in the last (4th) quarter of this year.