BMW has unveiled the new 7 Series and its electric derivative i7. – REFRESHER

One of this year’s biggest automotive news and at the same time the most anticipated model from BMW for this year is a reality. Brand new, 7th generation series 7. As already announced, the flagship from Munich comes not only as a classic 7 series, but also in a purely electric version of the i7. Unlike the competing S-Class and the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric car, in this case there is only one vehicle, just with a different type of drive. Assumptions have also been made that BMW is building on non-traditional headlights based on the model of the recently introduced X7. Full-LED headlights with adaptive Selective Beam technology thus come in a split form on two floors – a narrow strip just under the hood and the headlights low in the bumper. It is supposed to be a significant feature of the top line of the brand. Finally, the Iconic Glow element, ie lights with crystals from the Swarovski workshop, is a matter of optional equipment. Source: BMW The front part with huge kidneys stands out extremely high, depending on the choice of optical package (elegant or sporty M) it offers two types of bumpers. The i7 electric derivative is distinguished only by the bluish details that cover the entire body. The door handles are recessed into the body, but BMW also highlights the seal around the side door windows, which is supposed to have a positive effect on aerodynamics. The rear of the car is very clean in design, dominated by narrow, horizontally oriented headlights. The combustion versions are still equipped with exhaust tailpipes, the electric i7, of course, has no tailpipes in the bumper. It is a surprise that the 7th generation limousine will only be available worldwide in an extended version, so the previous short version will probably disappear from the offer. Of course, the new seven increased in all directions (5,391 × 1,950 × 1,544 mm), there was also an extension in the case of wheelbase. Source: BMW The dashboard of the new 7 Series optically follows the iX model, as evidenced in particular by the huge arched panel, which combines 12.3 ”digital alarm clocks and a central display with a diagonal of up to 14.9”. The multimedia environment is taken care of by a completely new, 8th generation iDrive infotainment system. Most of the physically controlled elements that replace touchpads or voice control disappear from the cockpit. A large head-up display is also standard, offering augmented reality features at an additional cost. The minimalist design of the dashboard is dominated by a massive area of ​​decor and a horizontal glass bar equipped with mood lighting. From the photos, it is clear that the cockpit evokes an extremely luxurious atmosphere and the materials used meet the highest quality. The steering wheel is also completely new, which will again be available in two versions. The icing on the cake of interior digitization is finally the so-called BMW Theater Screen, ie a huge, up to 31.3 “widescreen screen that is built into the rear ceiling. BMW will literally offer the rear crew a cinema with 5K resolution, while the sound system will provide a Bowers & Wilkins audio system with surround sound. also additional 5.5 “screens integrated in the rear doors, which are used to set the temperature or comfort features. Source: BMW A very interesting piece of information comes from looking under the hood. The new 7 Series comes with a truly spectacular range of powertrains. However, there will be a new generation on the European market in a purely electric version such as the i7 xDrive60 model with a range of up to 625 km. Combustion units will not appear in Europe until next year, and it is also questionable whether all that the carmaker counts on in the rest of the world. i7 xDrive60 – 2 el., 400 kW / 544 to 745 Nm, from 0 – 100 km / h in 4.7 s i7 M70 xDrive – 2 el., 440 kW / 600 to 1 000 Nm, from 0 – 100 km / h h under 4 with 735i xDrive – 3.0 R6, 200 kW / 272 to 425 Nm, from 0 – 100 km / h in 6.7 s 740d xDrive – 3.0 R6, 220 kW / 300 to 670 Nm, from 0 – 100 km / h for 6.3 s 740i xDrive – 3.0 R6, 280 kW / 380 hp 520 Nm, z 0 – 100 km / h for 5.4 s 750e xDrive – 3.0 R6 + el ,, 360 kW / 490 ka 700 Nm, z 0 – 100 km / h in 5.4 s 760i xDrive – 4.4 V8, 400 kW / 544 to 750 Nm, from 0 – 100 km / h in 4.2 s M760e xDrive – 3.0 R6 + el., 420 kW / 571 ka 800 Nm, from 0 – 100 km / h in 4.3 s The standard is all-wheel drive xDrive, 8-speed automatic transmission, mild-hybrid technology (for six-cylinder versions) and air suspension on both axles. Optional stabilizers based on 48 V electric motors, which predictively adjust the ground clearance and eliminate cornering tilt, are optional. View gallery 31 Report an error. If you find a defect in the article or have comments, let us know.