BMW unveils i7 electric car with over 300 miles of range and a less polarizing design

by Fred Lambert

BMW has unveiled its latest electric car, the BMW i7, as part of the next-generation 7 Series. The new electric car will offer over 300 miles of range and a design closer to BMW’s more traditional look.

After almost a decade of not releasing new electric vehicles, BMW has been on a tear lately with the iX, iX3, i4, and now the i7.

The German automaker unveiled the next-generation 7 Series today, but the electric version – known as BMW i7 – is really stealing the show.

So much so that in Europe, BMW initially plans to only offer the electric version while versions each equipped with a petrol engine and 48V mild-hybrid technology will be available along the i7 in the US and China. BMW also plans plug-in hybrid versions to follow in 2023.

The BMW i7 comes equipped with the German automaker’s latest electric powertrain technology enabling a large 101.7 kWh battery pack that will be enough for 625 km of WLTP range and an estimated EPA range of “up to 310 miles”.

The drivetrain consists of two electric motors with a total combined capacity of 400 kW/544 hp. The top charge rate can reach 195 kW, according to the automaker.

As its top-of-the-line sedan, the BMW i7 is packed with luxury features, especially with an executive backseat that comes with a stunning “theatre screen”.

The exterior design is also interesting in its simplicity and more traditional look.