- The company has remained tight-lipped about the price tag of the upcoming cars
- BMW launched the seventh generation 7 Series earlier this year, along with the new i7
- Both cars have interiors that could easily outshine the best luxury cars in the world
BMW has a handful of luxury EVs to its name at this point, with a few already available in India. The German automaker’s Indian division has scheduled a launch date for the BMW 7 series refresh that arrived earlier this year, comprising the seventh-gen BMW 7 series and its all-electric counterpart, the BMW i7.
The company will launch both cars in Mumbai on January 7, 2023, while also providing availability and pricing-related information. Both vehicles expectedly feature an identical design, and the 7 Series has received significant design improvements over the predecessor, with the split headlights being one example.
Both vehicles leverage the company’s in-house CLAR car platform, short for Cluster Architecture, which incorporates components like aluminium, steel, and carbon fibre. This modular platform is lighter than its predecessors and can be used with traditional ICE engines, hybrids, and all-electric powertrains.
BMW i7 performance, entertainment, and range
While the ICE version will undoubtedly be popular in India, the BMW i7 will also find takers considering the features on board. Customers can get the i7 in a dual-motor configuration capable of delivering 536 BHP and 745 Nm of torque. This enables the EV to race from 0-100 kmph in just a touch over 4.5 seconds.
Any mention of the new BMW 7 Series and its electric sibling is incomplete without discussing their interiors. Both cars are no less than a mini-entertainment hub thanks to the massive 31-inch 8K resolution monitor for the rear passengers. Additionally, you will also find two 5.5-inch touchscreens on both rear door handles on the inside.
Meanwhile, there’s a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster on the two 7 Series automobiles, plus a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Complementing these impressive is an array of 18 speakers spread across the inside of the car for a truly exhilarating media experience.
The WLTP testing standards put the BMW i7’s range in the 600-625 km category, courtesy of the 101.7 kWh battery unit used in the EV. Customers will also find a distinctive design difference between the BMW i7 and the 7 Series, with the former getting blue accents on the outside.