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BMW unveils new 7 Series luxury saloon line-up

BMW has released details its new 7 Series range, with its electric powertrains bringing plug-in electrification to every model sold in the UK.

The new 7 Series range comprises models from both the BMW i and M brands.

Launching later this year with the pure electric i7 xDrive60, the plug-in hybrid 750e xDrive and M760 xDrive are set to follow in spring 2023.

 

BMW i7

The i7 xDrive60 uses the fifth generation BMW eDrive technology which comprises highly integrated drive units at the front and rear axles that bring together the electric motor, power electronics and transmission within a single housing, plus the accompanying charging technology and high-voltage battery.

The motor driving the rear wheels generates peak output of 313hp, while the unit at the front axle produces 258hp.

They produce a combined maximum output of 544hp and torque of 745Nm, which enable the car to accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds.

The battery has a capacity of 101.7kWh of usable energy, giving the i7 a WTLP range of 367-388 miles. The on-board charger allows AC charging of up to 11kW, while DC power can be taken on board at up to 195kW. This allows 106 miles of range to be added in 10 minutes.

The new fully-electric i7 xDrive60 is priced from £107,400, with the first UK deliveries expected to start in December 2022.

The BMW i7 M70 xDrive flagship is set to arrive later in 2023, with output expected to reach 660hp.

 

BMW 7-Series

In early 2023, two plug-in hybrid drive systems will be launched and will be deployed in the 750e xDrive and BMW M760e xDrive.

The PHEV models will feature a new eight-speed Steptronic transmission. A 200hp electric motor teams up with a six-cylinder petrol engineand xDrive all-wheel drive in both models.

The M760e model will deliver 571hp and 800Nm from its plug-in hybrid technology, while the 750e offers 490hp and 700Nm.

The PHEVs have batteries with usable energy of 18.7kWh, more than 50% larger than in the previous generation, and proving the opportunity of more than 50 miles of pure electric driving.

Maximum charging capacity has also climbed from 3.7kW to 7.4kW, enabling the battery to be fully charged from empty in less than three hours.

 

 

Model

Max Power (hp)*

Peak Torque (Nm)*

Acceleration (0-62mph) (secs)

Top Speed (mph)**

Electric Range (WLTP) (miles)*

CO2 Emissions (WLTP) (g/km)*

Fuel Consumption Combined (WLTP) (mpg) *

Electric Power Consumption (WLTP) kWh/62 miles*

RRP Price

i7 xDrive60

544

745

4.7

149

367 - 388

0

N/A

19.6 - 18.4

£107,400

750e xDrive

490

700

TBA

TBA

50

28 - 22

235.4 - 282.5

26.9 - 24.5

TBA

M760e xDrive

571

800

TBA

TBA

50

28 - 25

235.4 - 256.8

26.9 - 25.8

TBA


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