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2023 BMW i7 Review, Pricing, and Specs

Overview

Where Mercedes-Benz goes, so goes arch-rival BMW—and vice versa. Now that Mercedes its electric S-class, the EQS, it is no surprise that BMW is introducing an all-electric flagship luxury sedan called the i7. The electric Bimmer was developed alongside the next generation of the 7 Series and delivers the same level of luxury as that petrol-powered model. The i7 is powered by two electric motors and has a battery pack big enough to compete with the EQS and other high-end electric sedans, such as the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. Styling is calmer than the recently debuted XM SUV concept but the 2023 BMW i7 still takes some risks, especially with its front-end design, which includes unusually large grille intakes and split-element headlamps. A host of tech features mix with luxurious interior materials that make the i7 tailor-made for buyers who want whisper-quiet luxury transportation—and also those who plan to relax in the back while being chauffeured.

What’s new for 2023?

The 2023 i7 is a new nameplate and serves as the flagship of BMW’s growing “i” sub-brand of electric vehicles.

Prices and which one to buy

For now, the only version of the i7 offered by BMW is the all-wheel-drive xDrive60, but we expect a more sporty M-sport model eventually. Like the gasoline-powered 7 Series, the i7 is a limo-like luxury sedan that can be configured for pampering rear seats with the optional Executive Lounge package. We’d recommend that package, as it adds plenty of features to justify its price tag, including soft, power-reclining rear seats with massage.

EV motor, power and performance

The i7 uses a similar electric powertrain setup to the brand’s new EV SUV, the iX, with two electric motors — one driving each axle — producing a combined 536 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard and acceleration is brisk for such a large vehicle. We estimate that the i7 xDrive60 will hit 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Handling is surprisingly nimble for a large sedan, but even so, the i7 won’t attract buyers looking for sport-sedan handling. Those looking for a comfortable and luxurious experience will find a lot to like and during our first test drive we noted its exceptionally smooth ride and quiet cabin. If you prefer to have a petrol powered 7 series, one is still available; we review that model separately.

Range, charging and battery life

BMW says the i7 should offer a driving range of around 300 miles per charge, but the EPA has yet to release an official estimate. The car’s large 101.7 kWh battery pack can be connected to DC fast charging stations and is said to be able to add 80 miles of driving range in just 10 minutes on such a connection. Speaking of charging, BMW includes three years of free 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America charging stations with every new i7.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe

The EPA estimates that the i7 should deliver up to 87 MPGe city and 92 MPGe highway. We haven’t had a chance to test the i7 on our 75 mph highway fuel economy test route, but once we do, we’ll update this story with test results. For more information on the i7’s fuel consumption, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, comfort and cargo

As they have been jointly developed, the i7 benefits from the same spacious, luxurious and luxurious cabin atmosphere as the petrol-powered 7 Series. In addition to luxuries, the i7 offers a host of high-tech convenience features that put it on firm footing against rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Tesla Model S. There’s ample space in both the front and rear seats and fine materials that cover every square inch. lined from the inside. Opt for the Executive Lounge package and your rear-seat passengers will be treated to power-adjustable reclining seats, a wireless smartphone charging pad and extra-soft headrests. Boot space is plentiful, but if you’re hauling longer items along, you’ll get a handy rear seat pass-through feature.

Infotainment and connectivity

The i7 borrows its digital dashboard from the iX SUV, which consists of large floating digital gauges and infotainment screens. The two screens, bound together under a single pane, provide a clear view of driving data and entertainment features. There is also a rear seat entertainment system available with a large 31.3 inch screen that drops from the ceiling and can access streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube via the car’s 5G cellular connection.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

A host of driver assistance features are standard with more advanced technology available optionally. Available features include a hands-free driving mode for highway use and a parking assist system that allows the driver to exit the vehicle and park the car via a smartphone app. For more information on the i7’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features are expected to include:

  • Standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane departure warning with lane keeping assist
  • Available adaptive cruise control with a semi-autonomous driving mode

Warranty and Maintenance Cover

The i7 comes standard with the same warranty coverage as BMW’s other electrified models, the iX SUV and the i4 sedan, which means basic coverage for four years or 50,000 miles and more generous protection for the electric vehicle components. All new BMWs also come with a complimentary three-year maintenance plan.

  • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • EV components warranty covers eight years or 100,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance is covered for three years or 36,000 miles

Specifications

Specifications

2023 BMW i7 xDrive60
Vehicle type: front and rear car, four-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

PRICE
Base: $120,295

POWER TRAIN
Front Motor: Up-Generated Synchronous AC, 255 hp, 269 lb-ft
Rear motor: upstream synchronous AC, 308 hp, 280 lb-ft
Combined power: 536 hp
Combined torque: 549 lb-ft
Battery pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 101.7 kWh
On-board charger: 11.0 kW
Peak DC fast charging rate: 195 kW
Transmissions, F/H: direct drive

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 126.6 inches
Length: 212.2 inches
Width: 76.8 inches
Height: 60.8 inches
Passenger volume: 112 feet3
Hull volume: 11 feet3
Combat weight (C/D east): 5950 lbs.

PERFORMANCE (C/D IS)
60 mph: 4.1 sec
100 mph: 9.0 sec
1/4-mile: 12.5 sec
Top speed: 130–149 mph

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 83–89/81–87/85–92 MPGe
Range: 296–318 miles

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