BMW i7: Electric saloon snapped undergoing testing

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Author: | Updated: 16 Dec 2021 09:58

BMW has revealed some snapshots of its upcoming i7 EV undergoing testing. Set to arrive in 2023 following the i4, i5 and iX, here’s what we know so far.

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The i7 will essentially be BMW’s electrified version of its luxury 7 Series saloon, meaning proportionally we can expect it to be very similar.

Styling-wise, it’s likely to get a different look to recent BMWs, with a scaled down kidney grille and a squarer, simpler look than the brand’s other EVs such as the i4.

The pictures we’ve seen so far suggest its lights will be rather small too, and positioned further down than the current 7 Series.

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When it eventually arrives, it’ll be taking aim at cars like the upcoming Mercedes EQS.  While technical details are still very much under wraps, that means it will feature the very latest electric drivetrain, as well as various autonomous driving kit.

In terms of battery packs, it’s rumoured the i7 will feature a 100kWh unit that should allow the car to travel around 300 miles between charges. Various electric motors will be offered, but the platform allows for dual-motor capability and will provide the car with more than 500hp.

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Set to arrive in 2023 alongside the next 7 Series, we should learn more about the i7 in 2022. It’ll follow the all-new i4 and iX, and sit among other upcoming electric BMWs such as the i3 and i5. We’ll bring you more info as soon as it’s available.

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