BMW just revealed one name of the upcoming BMW i7 on its BMWUSA site. As of right now, there’s at least one model variant confirmed — the BMW i7 xDrive60. The new i7 model is going to have a BMW-claimed maximum range of 324 miles. That range figure tells us it might have the same 105.2 kWh usable battery pack as the BMW iX xDrive50, as that car also has a max range of 324 miles. We expect at least 516 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque from dual electric motors, just like in the iX.
The BMW i7 xDrive60 will also get large kidney grills, they’re going to be illuminated, much like many of its traditional ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles. In addition to the illuminated grille, the BMW i7 will also get what BMW calls crystal headlights, which will be integrated into its new split headlight design. According to BMW, “Crafted with the most exclusive crystal glass, available Crystal Headlights make a boldly luxurious statement.”
Inside, the 31″, 8K resolution, 5G connected screen will provide epic rear seat entertainment to passengers, all while immersing them in the car’s fantastic Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system. The screen itself seems to fold up flat with the headliner when not in use and fold back down when needed.
The other interesting bit is the all-new “BMW Interaction Bar”. Essentially, it’s a lovely looking illuminated glass bar that runs horizontal across the dashboard. The bar features touch-sensitive panels that control the front air vents.
There will be additional models; a higher-performance model and a potential entry-level model. The higher performance model will be the most powerful 7 Series model and it could be called the BMW i7 M70 (or simply BMW i7 xDrive70).