BMW i7: All you need to know

BMW i7: All you need to know

The all-new, all-electric BMW i7 has made its grand entrance into the UAE, courtesy of Abu Dhabi Motors. This luxury sedan isn't just about style; it's a statement of sustainability. With a substantial 625 km charging range, the i7 showcases BMW's commitment to eco-friendly innovation. Under the hood, it boasts two powerful electric motors. The car's sustainable ethos extends to its construction, featuring aluminium sourced from the UAE itself.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the range of the BMW i7?

    The all-electric BMW i7 boasts a remarkable range of up to 625 kilometers. It features two electric motors producing 536 horsepower, and its battery can be charged for a 128-kilometer drive in just 10 minutes.
  • What are the key interior highlights of the new BMW i7?

    The interior of the BMW i7 includes a 31-inch TV screen, a panoramic roof, and a smart curved dashboard display. These features contribute to a luxurious and immersive driving experience in the UAE.
  • Luxury meets innovation inside the i7's cabin as well. In the realm of luxury sedans, the i7 outshines its competitors. It stands tall against the Mercedes EQS sedan and the Tesla Model S. Furthermore, BMW is partnering with the UAE's Energy Ministry to expand the nation's EV charging network, ensuring that owning an electric BMW is not only luxurious but also convenient. With the i7 and its sustainability initiatives, BMW is ushering in a new era of luxury. 

    BMW i7

    Let’s check out the i7 in vivid detail to understand what the brand is offering to its UAE customers.

    Price

    When it comes to sustainable luxury that is offered by the new BMW i, it does come with a price. The BMW i7 starts at AED 710,000 in the UAE market. For those not yet ready to embrace full electrification, BMW also offers its standard 7 Series as a mild hybrid, featuring an internal combustion engine complemented by a 48V hybrid motor.

    Exterior design

    At first glance, it's evident that BMW has gone the extra mile to create a car that's both elegant and bold. The iconic kidney grille takes centre stage, receiving a tasteful redesign that adds a touch of extravagance to the front fascia.

    BMW i7

    One of the standout features of the i7's exterior is the striking BMW Iconic Glow Crystal Headlights, which incorporate Swarovski crystals into the front lights, exuding an unwavering sense of luxury. The aerodynamically sculpted body reduces wind resistance and enhances the efficiency adding a sporty and dynamic touch to the overall look.

    The rear of the BMW i7 continues the theme of elegance with LED tail lights, rear fog lights, and a sporty exhaust system. The luxurious touch extends to the 21-inch alloy wheels, adding to the car's commanding presence on the road. 

    BMW i7

    Dimensions

    The 2023 BMW i7 impresses with its generous dimensions, offering ample interior space for a comfortable and lavish ride. It stretches approximately 5391 mm in length, boasts a width of around 1950mm, and stands at a height of about 1544 mm. With a wheelbase of approximately 3215 mm, passengers can expect spacious accommodations.

    Interior 

    Inside the i7's cabin, luxury and innovation blend seamlessly. The sedan features an array of screens and incorporates BMW's latest iDrive 8 infotainment system. It's like a screening room on wheels, complete with a 31-inch TV screen, a panoramic roof and a smart curved dashboard display.

    BMW i7

    The i7 offers a selection of elegant and sophisticated interior colours to choose from, allowing customers to further personalize their luxury sedan. This commitment to personalization extends to the interior, ensuring that the i7 is not just a car but a reflection of its owner's unique style and preferences.

    BMW i7

    Engine specifications 

    The BMW i7, making its debut in the UAE, is a technological marvel in terms of its electric powertrain. This all-electric sedan is equipped with two silent yet incredibly potent electric motors that generate a staggering 536 horsepower. This impressive power output translates to a thrilling driving experience, capable of propelling the i7 from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. This level of performance is a testament to BMW's commitment to delivering a high-performance electric vehicle that lives up to its reputation.

    One of the most remarkable aspects of the i7 is its range. It offers an astounding 625 kilometres on a single charge. This impressive range ensures that drivers can enjoy extended journeys without the need for frequent charging stops. Speaking of charging, the i7 comes with rapid charging capabilities, allowing you to charge the battery for a 128-kilometre drive in just 10 minutes. This means that even during brief stops, you can significantly extend your driving range, making the i7 an ideal choice for both daily commutes and long-distance trips.

    BMW i7

    The i7's electric powertrain is underpinned by a state-of-the-art battery system that ensures efficient energy storage and delivery. While specific details about the battery capacity and chemistry are not provided, it's evident that BMW has invested in cutting-edge battery technology to achieve the i7's impressive range and performance.

    The power generated by the i7's electric motors is managed by a sophisticated 8-speed automatic transmission. This transmission plays a crucial role in ensuring that power is efficiently distributed to the wheels, resulting in the impressive acceleration and overall performance that the i7 delivers. Whether you're navigating city streets or embarking on off-road adventures, the transmission is designed to provide a seamless and responsive driving experience.

    BMW i7

    Safety

    The BMW i7 in the UAE is not only a pinnacle of electric mobility but also a paragon of safety. This luxury sedan incorporates advanced safety features that provide peace of mind to both drivers and passengers. While specific safety details are not provided, it's safe to assume that BMW has included a comprehensive suite of safety technologies. 

    The ones that must be included are multiple airbags, an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and advanced driver-assistance systems like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, and Blind Spot Monitor. Such safety features contribute to making the BMW i7 a safe and secure choice in the UAE.

    Competitors

    Amongst its most notable competitors in the UAE market are some pretty “electrifying” EVs that have been on the news ever since their inception. Key names the BMW i7 will go up against include the likes of the Mercedes-Benz EQS and Tesla Model S. 

    Conclusion

    The BMW i7 is set to redefine luxury and sustainability in the UAE's automotive landscape. With its cutting-edge electric powertrain, opulent design, and advanced features, it promises a driving experience like no other. The i7 signifies BMW's commitment to the future of mobility, making it a symbol of progress and luxury.

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