BMW began testing the new i7 sedan

BMW began testing the new i7 sedan

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BMW has begun testing its new i7 electric sedan near the Arctic Circle. According to the press service of the German brand, the tests are taking place at a special BMW Group center in Arjeplog, Sweden. The car will premiere next year.

“Low temperatures and snow-covered roads, located just a few kilometers from the Arctic Circle, create ideal conditions for a comprehensive test of the power plant and chassis of an electric vehicle,” the company explained.

According to BMW, the electric i7 is based on a new architecture, which will be unified with other variants of the 7-Series. Thus, the tests of the new chassis are oriented to suit different types of power plants.

All other technical characteristics are kept secret by BMW. According to unofficial data, the basic version of the car will be equipped with two electric motors (one on each axle) with a total capacity of about 550 horsepower.

The top-of-the-line electric 7-Series will be called the i7S, with 680 horsepower engines. Such a car will be able to accelerate from zero to “hundreds” in about three seconds. Batteries with 120 kWh will allow you to travel up to 600 kilometers without recharging. Thus, this electric car will be able to compete with the Porsche Taycan.

Perhaps the sedan will receive an autonomous control system of the third level. This technology assumes that the car will be able to independently maneuver, rebuild and even overtake passing vehicles. In this case, the driver must be ready to take control at any time.

As previously reported, BMW will launch 25 all-new green models by 2025, 12 of which will have all-electric powertrains.

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