According to Automotive News Europe, the novelty will be the first model on the group’s platform with an electric drive, which will be received by all BMW Group cars starting in 2025.
Note that the BMW 7-Series has been the flagship sedan of the Bavarian brand since the late 1970s. The current generation was released in 2015. Therefore, the time has come for an update. BMW will unveil key design elements for the next-generation 7-Series at the concept, which will debut at the Munich Motor Show in September.
This concept will be the first BMW Group car based on the Neue Klasse, or New Class, architecture, which is primarily fully electric, but can also be equipped with diesel or gasoline engines, including plug-in hybrid units.
A very flexible and scalable platform designed to develop more aerodynamic designs, which is important for the EV line, with different proportions and a more spacious cabin. It will be used for all new models in the group’s lineup, from BMW to Rolls-Royce, starting in 2025. The architecture will also offer rear-wheel drive as standard with the option of adding front-wheel drive to offer customers all-wheel drive in the vehicle.