Just under a year ago, Oliver Zipse, CEO of BMW, confirmed that a fully electric version will also arrive with the new generation of the BMW 7 Series.
For the moment there is still no information and details on what the new zero-emission BMW 7 Series will look like, but this has not prevented the German magazine Auto Bild from imagining, through the render above, how the electric premium sedan of the brand of the Helix.
The Enlarged Grille and “green” Details
Most likely the car will not be completely different from the 7 Series with combustion engines, with a well-marked and evident stylistic link, along the lines of what the electric manufacturer did with the compact SUV X3 and its electric counterpart iX3. It is not excluded that the electric BMW 7 Series may adopt the new front, with the “beaver tooth” grille with the narrower and higher double kidney that debuted on the 4 Series and a nose similar to that of the iX electric SUV. Aerodynamic wheels and blue details could complete the look of the exterior.
Ix-Derived Infotainment and Driving Assistance
In the cockpit of the electric 7 Series, it is reasonable to expect the infotainment system of the BMW iX with the large curved display about 60 cm long and advanced technological equipment that includes Level 2 autonomous driving which gives the driver the possibility of removing hands off the wheel, while remaining to monitor the car’s gear.
It Could Offer About 700 Km of Autonomy
The electric variant is expected to be the more powerful 7 Series, so the power of over 650hp is expected for a maximum range of around 700km thanks to a huge 120 kWh battery. However, BMW should also launch a “minor” variant, with an 80 kWh battery. We also do not know if the car will be marketed under the name of BMW i7, an answer that will presumably arrive when the car that is expected by the end of 2022 is unveiled.