One of many greatest initiatives in Munich this yr focuses on the next-generation BMW 7 Series. The luxurious limousine is seen as a reboot for the design language and one of many first autos to point out us new design implementations, each inside and outdoors the car. But, the 7 Sequence story can be a lot greater than its design. For the primary time ever, BMW will supply an all-electric 7 Sequence mannequin.
Dubbed, to date, because the i7, the brand new EV limousine is predicated on the fifth generation platform which permits for each ICE and EVs.
Identical to the BMW i4, due out in 2021, the electrical 7 Sequence won’t solely carry the “i” moniker, however it is going to additionally characteristic totally different energy outputs and battery packs. So for now, we’ve discovered that we might see not less than three totally different battery packs within the i7 which interprets into three totally different fashions.
We don’t know the complete particulars but, however sources say that the capability of the battery pack might begin at 80 kWh (similar to the i4) and go greater than 120 kWh. BMW is already engaged on its next-level batteries, the fifth-generation model providing even greater density than earlier than. In actual life, the vary of the i7, with its largest battery pack, might journey so far as 700 km on a single cost.
“With the fifth technology of eDrive, our autos will be capable to drive 550 to 700 kilometers on electrical energy, relying on the mannequin,” former BMW CEO Harald Krueger mentioned final yr. “We’ll obtain this within the BMW i4 and the iNEXT.”
It’s honest to say that the 7 Sequence EV will see the same vary, if not greater.
As for the horsepower determine, it’s sure to be fairly a robust automobile, with not less than 650 HP for its prime mannequin, thus most likely making it some of the highly effective automobiles the Germans ever made.
The brand new 7 Sequence is scheduled to enter the market in late 2021 or early 2022, so the event course of is properly underway.