What is known about the new generation of the flagship BMW 7 Series with an electric motor?

What is known about the new generation of the flagship BMW 7 Series with an electric motor?

April 10, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

At the disposal of the foreign edition of BMWBLOG were data on the electric versions of the flagship sedan BMW 7 Series. The novelty is unlikely to appear until 2022.

When BMW announced that the most powerful version of the next-generation 7 Series full-size sedan would not receive a standard internal combustion engine at all, it did not reveal any details about the power generated by the new electric motors. Now our friends from the reputable foreign publication BMWBLOG claim to know almost everything about the hottest version of a full-size luxury sedan.

 According to rumors, the Mi7 or i7 M60 – it is still not known exactly what the novelty will be called, it will have at least two electric motors with a total capacity of more than 650 horsepower, which is about 50 hp. more than the current M760i with a gasoline engine.

Nothing is said about the torque, but whatever it is, absolutely the whole moment will be available immediately. The current M760i has a torque value of 850 Nm and it is available at 1550 rpm.

Further in the report it is mentioned that the flagship 7 Series sedan will have a large battery pack with a capacity of more than 100 kWh to provide a range of 644 kilometers. It is not known how long the battery will take to fully recharge, but the BMWBLOG publication claims that the EV installation of the car will be compatible with fast charging systems, which will significantly reduce the charging time.

 Also, the “seven” will receive a slightly less powerful version that can boast of a plug-in hybrid power unit – according to rumors, this performance of the machine will be designated M750e. Under the hood, there will be a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine, as well as an electric motor. The power of the installation will be 500+ hp. Below in the price lists of the brand will be today’s 745e.

 Rumor has it that two new versions will appear: the i740 with one electric motor with rear-wheel drive and the twin-engine i750 with all-wheel drive from 350 to 450 hp. BMW said the next 7 Series will still have conventional gas and diesel powertrains.