BMW has launched a handful of teaser photographs for its upcoming 7 Sequence on the annual BMW Group annual convention, forward of its debut scheduled for April. Right here, the flagship sedan has been revealed to put on a “fully reinterpreted” set of design components, similar to the dual headlights and the kidney grille. Beneath the higher gentle components are a set of bigger headlights, right here hid in low gentle.
Below its pores and skin, BMW has revealed that the absolutely electrical model of the upcoming 7 Sequence, the i7, can have a battery vary of between 580 and 610 km based mostly on the WLTP testing protocol. “The all-new electrical BMW i7 can also be probably the most highly effective BMW 7 Sequence,” mentioned head of growth Frank Weber.
BMW has beforehand acknowledged that the i7 will use fifth-generation eDrive know-how already deployed within the BMW iX, which ought to imply that the flagship sedan will characteristic the electrical SUV’s 320 PS and 500 PS all-wheel-drive powertrains. Given its acknowledged positioning as probably the most highly effective 7 Sequence, it ought to provide in extra of the 585 PS and 850 Nm outputs from the petrol biturbo V12-powered M760Li xDrive.
Taking centrestage within the rear passenger compartment is the BMW Theatre Display. That is an ultra-wide 31-inch display in a 32:9 format and 8K decision, deploying from the roof liner and enabling the viewing of private leisure programmes within the rear seats.
In the meantime in entrance, the inside of the 7 Sequence can even obtain the latest-generation iDrive infotainment working system, together with My Modes which permits the driving force to customize the driving traits of the 7 Sequence; these will probably be considered by the curved show, a model of which options within the iX.
The cabin additionally encompasses a new sort of sunshine and performance strip alongside the instrument panel and doorways, which supply visible and haptic interactions with its customers. The BMW Interplay Bar kinds a part of the ambient lighting ensemble within the 7 Sequence, and enhances the LED gentle threads which could be individually adjusted, says BMW.
Past the aesthetics, earlier spy photographs additionally revealed that the upcoming 7 Sequence will pack an array of cameras and sensors all through its exterior, indicating that each the interior combustion and EV fashions will probably be ready for an elevated degree of autonomous driving. These have additionally been seen on a growth automobile as proven in photographs launched by the producer in December.
With the premiere of the i7 now effectively and really on the horizon, that leaves two extra EVs to floor by 2023, in accordance with the timeline given by BMW chairman Oliver Zipse.
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