With the i7, BMW Unveils a Much-Transformed 7 Series
Design has always been a traditional affair at BMW, but in recent years, we've seen the brand's stylists get altogether more daring. Some people like it and some hate it, which is a natural by-product of change, but there you have it.
What’s indisputable is that BMW has embraced design change, as reflected in the new-generation 7 Series, presented this week in all-electric form in the guise of the i7. The EV is equipped with two engines that together generate 536 hp and offer a range of around 500 km.
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The single powertrain (the model is called the xDrive60) is similar to the one found in the iX SUV, except that it's slightly more powerful and the 101.7 kWh battery pack is a bit smaller here.
The i7's battery can be recharged with a maximum capacity of 195 kW with a very fast DC charging station. BMW claims that a 10-minute recharge time recovers some 130 km of range. It also says buyers of the i7 will get three years of free charging on the Electrify America network; we can expect the same here with the Canadian version of the network.Read more