BMW has just pulled the wraps off the seventh generation of 7 Series. There are still ICE models on offer but the range-topper is the i7 xDrive60 EV.
I love this move from BMW. Like M-B, they'll continue to offer ICE models to customers who want that, but unlike M-B, the EV version isn't a poor cousin to the traditional car, but the flagship. Great work!
The i7 starts at $119,300 for the xDrive60 model, which is the only EV version they mention for the U.S. launch - maybe they'll be a 50 or even 40 model to come later at a lower price, but for now there's just the one EV powertrain and it's the big one!
Here's the relevant text on the i7's specs from BMW's press release:
And for the very first time in its history, the 7 Series is now available fully electric. Featuring two highly efficient current-excited electric motors with a combined output of 536 horsepower and 549 lb-ft of instantaneous torque, the i7 xDrive60 will sprint from 0-60 in about 4.5 seconds while returning an estimated range of up to 300 zero-emission miles in utter silence and profound luxury (estimated range of up to 300 miles according to preliminary BMW AG tests based on the EPA’s test procedure standards).
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BMW is leading the luxury segment into a new era that will be shaped by innovations in the fields of sustainability and digitalization.