BMW I7, Even if you don’t like the way the outside looks, the redesigned BMW 7 Series is the best luxury sedan on the market.
The BMW 7 Series has always been one of the best choices for a full-size luxury sedan. It has an attractive, understated design, and it puts a lot of emphasis on how it drives. When the fourth-generation E65 came out in 2001, all of that changed. Its Chris Bangle-designed looks, average performance on the road, and innovative iDrive infotainment system caused a lot of controversy at the time. Even though the E65 sold well, the next generations of the 7 Series were much more conservative in every way. This trend is finally changing with the seventh-generation 2023 BMW 7 Series, which has a design that divides people, a big focus on technology, a fun driving experience, and an available fully electric powertrain.
No matter what you think about how the new 7 Series looks, it definitely stands out, and I love it. Split headlights are a new design feature for BMW’s top-of-the-line cars. The thin unit on top is used for running lights, while the larger unit on the bottom is where the headlights are. (You can get the running lights with real Swarovski crystals inside, which make them look amazing.) The outline of the large kidney grilles is lit up, but the middle part that connects them is not. But other than the face, the design of the new 7 is pretty clean. On the sides, the only major surface features are a few sharp lines. The slight curve of the doors catches the light nicely, and there is a big Hofmeister Kink. From some angles, the back can look a little tall and bulky, but overall, it’s my favorite 7 Series design since the E65, which was made during the Bangle era.
Some of the 7’s paint colors can be paired with either Black Sapphire Metallic or Oxide Grey Metallic for $12,000. This gives the car a two-tone exterior that I think fits its design. The M Sport package gives the car a whole new look with special bumpers that incorporate the lower headlights into gloss-black sections. The grille is also blacked out on the Professional version of the package. I don’t think the M Sport kit works with lighter colors, but it looks scary with a darker finish like the optional Frozen Deep Grey.
BMW I7:Here comes the future.
As much as I love driving the 760i, it’s hard to care about the gas-powered 7 Series once I get into the fully electric i7. The i7 is more fun to drive in every way, and it’s proof that electric cars are the future of luxury cars. The dual-motor xDrive60 version of the i7 has 536 hp and 549 lb-ft of torque, which is enough to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, which is a bit slower than the 760i. Due to the instant torque of the electric motors, the i7 feels faster, and as it speeds up, it makes cool Hans Zimmer noises. At 5,917 pounds, the i7 is almost 1,000 pounds heavier than the 760i. However, it has a near 50/50 weight distribution and a lower center of gravity, which makes it handle better and ride even better. By moving the electronic shifter to the B position, you can get strong regeneration and true one-pedal driving. It’s also easier to control than other EVs.
I can try out BMW’s updated Highway Assistant on the roads around Palm Springs, California. It lets you drive hands-free at speeds up to 85 mph and is part of the $2,100 Driving Assistance Professional Package. With the regular adaptive cruise control on, the car’s gauge cluster will let you know when Highway Assistant can be turned on by pressing a button on the steering wheel. The system works well, and there is no ping-ponging or other scary behavior in the lane. The eye-tracking cameras in my car let me look away for short periods of time without getting an attention warning. This is helpful when I need to change the settings on the main infotainment screen or adjust the climate control. Also, light taps on either pedal won’t turn off Highway Assistant right away, and a longer driver input won’t turn off the system completely, just puts the car back into normal adaptive cruise mode.
BMW I7:Range, Charging, and Battery Life
BMW says the i7 should be able to go about 300 miles on a single charge, but the EPA hasn’t given an official estimate yet. The car’s big 101.7-kWh battery pack can be hooked up to DC fast charging stations, which are said to be able to add 80 miles of driving range in just 10 minutes. When it comes to charging, every new BMW i7 comes with three years of free 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America charging stations.
BMW I7:Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
The EPA thinks the i7 will get up to 87 MPGe in the city and 92 MPGe on the highway. We haven’t been able to test the i7 on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route yet, but as soon as we do, we’ll add the test results to this story. Visit the EPA’s website to learn more about the i7’s gas mileage.
BMW i7:Interior, Comfort, And Cargo
Since they were made at the same time, the i7 has the same roomy, high-end, and luxurious interior as the gasoline-powered 7-series. In addition to luxury features, the i7 has a lot of high-tech features that make it easy to use. This makes it a strong competitor to cars like the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Tesla Model S. There is a lot of space in both the front and back seats, and the whole car is made of high-quality materials. If you choose the Executive Lounge package, your back-seat passengers will enjoy power-adjustable reclining seats, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and extra-soft headrests. There is a lot of space in the trunk, but if you need to carry something longer, you can use the rear-seat pass-through.
Infotainment And Connectivity
The iX SUV’s digital dashboard is used in the i7. It has large digital gauges and infotainment displays that float in the air. The two displays are stacked on top of each other and covered by a single piece of glass. This makes it easy to see driving information and entertainment options. There is also an available rear-seat entertainment system with a big 31.3-inch screen that drops from the ceiling and can connect to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube through the car’s 5G cellular connection.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
A lot of driver-helping features come as standard, and more advanced tech can be added as an extra. There is a hands-free mode for driving on the highway and a parking assistant system that lets the driver use a smartphone app to get out of the car and park it. Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to find out more about how the i7 did in crash tests. Some of the most important safety features should be:
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection comes as standard.
- Standard lane-departure warning system with lane-keeping assist.
- Adaptive cruise control with a semi-autonomous mode is available.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
The i7 comes with the same warranty coverage as BMW’s other electric models, the iX SUV, and the i4 sedan. This means that basic coverage lasts for four years or 50,000 miles, and the electric vehicle parts are covered better. All new BMWs also come with a free maintenance plan for three years.
- Four years or 50,000 miles are covered by the limited warranty.
- Four years or 50,000 miles are covered by the powertrain warranty.
- The warranty on EV parts covers eight years or 100,000 miles.
- maintenance is free for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
BMW I7 FAQs:
Is The 2023 BMW 7 Series Electric?
Aside from that number-nerd-pleasing fact, the 2023 BMW 7 Series is also important because it is when the first all-electric version, the i7, will be released. The V12 is also gone, but the gas-powered V8 760i and straight-six 740i are still around.
Are BMW 7 Series And Rolls Royce The Same?
This means that, unlike its predecessor, which was heavily based on the long-wheelbase BMW 7-Series, the current Rolls-Royce Ghost has nothing in common with the Bavarian flagship in terms of chassis setup. The only parts that are the same are in small systems like the infotainment.
Which BMW Is Faster Than Lamborghini?
Since the BMW M140i can go as fast as 133.77 mph, which is faster than the Huracan STO, which can only go as fast as 131.85 mph, it is surprising that the BMW doesn’t win the first 800-meter race.
Which BMW Is Faster Than A Tesla?
In the simplest terms, the M340i is faster than the Model 3 Standard Plus. Motor Trend did a test to prove this. In 4.2 seconds, the 3 series can go from 0 to 60 mph. The Model 3 on the other hand takes 5 seconds. The BMW 3 Series hit 110.4 mph in the quarter-mile, while the Model 3 hit 104.9 mph.
Which BMW Has A V12?
To show off its last V12 engines, the company made a special version of its 2022 7 Series. It was called “The Final V12” and had a 12-cylinder engine with two turbochargers that were paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission to send power to all four wheels. It could go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Yes, in a full-size luxury car that weighs almost 5,000 pounds.
Is The 7 Series Bulletproof?
Alpine’s armored BMW 7 Series is made with the latest technology to give customers the most protection possible. This bulletproof Mercedes is usually armored to Level A9/B6+, so it can stop 7.62mm lead core, 5.56×45, and M80 ball rounds, as well as 2 DM51 hand grenades.