BMW head of Oliver Zipse shared details about the next generation of its flagship sedan 7 series. He confirmed the rumors that the novelty will receive four power units to choose: petrol, diesel, hybrid and all-electric. The latter provides for the most powerful modification of the model.
Top “seven” BMW will appear on the market index i7, it will replace the current M760i. It is expected that the sedan will translate into electricity and will be equipped with a battery capacity of 120 kilowatt-hours on a single charge which he would drive up to 700 kilometers. Also customers will be offered a version with a rechargeable battery 80 kilowatt-hours less power reserve. The company has already started road tests of the electric i7.
Meanwhile, the most powerful “seven” BMW remains M760i, which is equipped with a 585-horsepower engine V12 6.6 litre. From zero to “hundred” such sedan will be dispersed for 3,6 seconds, and its maximum speed is limited by electronics on a mark of 250 kilometres per hour.
Earlier it was reported that with the change of generation 7-Series could lose the V12 and V8 units, retaining only radnoy “six” in different variations – including a plug-in hybrid. Market introduction of the electric sedan is expected in late 2021 or early 2022.