The all-new 2022 BMW 7 Collection might be revealed on 20 April in pure-combustion, plug-in hybrid and, for the primary time, pure-electric kinds – permitting it to finish with the combustion-powered Mercedes-Benz S-Class in addition to the electrical EQS.
Munich’s new flagship is described by the producer as “tech magic at its finest”, and might be outfitted with Stage 3 autonomous driving performance from launch later this yr.
BMW has confirmed the brand new EV will use its fifth-generation eDrive system, which is presently discovered within the iX electrical luxurious SUV. It can experience on BMW’s versatile CLAR platform, which is already used for the iX and the i4 electrical saloon, in addition to ICE fashions together with the newest 2 Collection Coupé.
Though powertrain specifics stay beneath wraps, the dual-motor setup utilized by the iX xDrive50 produces 516bhp. On this type, the iX is able to 0-62mph in 4.6sec and an electronically restricted 124mph high velocity, so the i7 ought to put up broadly related figures. BMW has confirmed probably the most highly effective model of the 7 Collection might be absolutely electrical.
The iX will initially be accessible in three kinds, xDrive40, xDrive50 and top-rung M60, with the latter packing greater than 600bhp, and the i7 is prone to roughly comply with swimsuit. The 105.2kWh lithium ion battery pack within the iX is claimed to be able to as much as 390 miles of vary, and if outfitted with the identical unit, the lower-slung i7 may enhance upon that.
Particulars of the combustion providing are much less apparent, given the 7 Collection would be the first BMW to make use of the agency’s new era of engines, developed to adjust to Euro 7 emissions laws prone to be launched within the coming years.
Whereas experience consolation stays essential, BMW additionally emphasised that driving dynamics might be key to the i7’s enchantment and assist to distinguish it from different upcoming luxurious EVs, together with the next-generation Audi A8, which was lately previewed by the unconventional Grandsphere idea.