BMW i7 electric sedan prototype spotted again on tests

BMW i7 electric sedan prototype spotted again on tests

September 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Bavarian automaker is testing a camouflaged prototype of an electric version of the BMW 7 Series flagship sedan again. It is assumed that the debut of new items will take place no earlier than next year.

When BMW unveils the next-generation 7 Series, an all-electric version of the i7 will debut alongside the executive sedan. However, while they will have a similar appearance, their foundations will be radically different.

The I7 will be part of the Bavarian brand’s plans to electrify its lineup, starting with the i4 coupe and iNext crossover next year. New spy photos show that development of the i7 is ongoing and we don’t expect the production version of the car to debut until 2022 – the test car is still covered in cool camouflage.

Most of the front of the vehicle is covered with camouflage in the latest photos.

We expect that the front of the car will concentrate a huge number of all kinds of sensors and cameras that are needed for the operability of security systems, as well as semi-autonomous control. The front fenders hide the rear view cameras.

The i7 will be built on a separate platform that underpins the iNext and iX5 electric crossovers. Powertrain details for the executive sedan are still unknown, although we expect the i7 to be the most powerful member of the updated 7 Series family. Rumors suggest that the electric motor could produce up to 650 horsepower. That’s more than the 6.6-liter V12 in the current M760i. We expect the vehicle to provide a range of 644 km. BMW will likely unveil the i7 next year before the sedan goes on sale in 2022.

Not so long ago, we wrote that BMW has doubled the production of batteries for its electric cars. BMW Corporation has doubled the production of fifth generation traction batteries for its electric and hybrid vehicles. This information was shared by the press center of the brand on Tuesday, September 15.