Rumor: BMW i7 based mostly on 7 Sequence due out in 2022 in numerous configurations

Only a few days in the past, we shared with you some information on a future BMW i7 electrical limousine which shall be based mostly on the subsequent era 7 Sequence. The information would possibly come as a shock to some, however for BMW, this appears to be the norm shifting ahead. The Munich-based automaker has already shared their plans for 12 absolutely electrical automobiles by 2025 a few of that are to be based mostly on the fifth era platform which permits for each ICE and EVs. A kind of 12 fashions appears to be the next-generation 7 Sequence which is at the moment being designed in Munich. That is the primary collection manufacturing mannequin penned underneath the steerage of Jozef Kaban, BMW’s Chief of Design. Based mostly on the standard BMW manufacturing cycle, we imagine that the design part is about to wrap up with a last design to be chosen typically this yr. Identical to the BMW i4, due out in 2021, the electrical 7 Sequence is not going to solely carry the “i” moniker, however it should additionally function completely different energy outputs and battery packs. We don’t know the total particulars, however sources say that the capability of the battery pack may begin at 80 kWh (identical to the i4) and go increased than 120 kWh. We don’t understand how that interprets into actual world driving miles (kilometers), however BMW has already hinted that no less than 400 miles (round 600 km) of vary would be the norm sooner or later. The ability output continues to be being outlined – so we’re instructed – however we imagine we'll see no less than 500 horsepower within the decrease powered fashions and sure above 600 hp for the high-end merchandise. A alternative between rear-wheel drive and xDrive shall be supplied as effectively, which is strictly what you’d count on from a product that can cater to many alternative markets. We additionally imagine that that new 7 Sequence electrical shall be bought underneath the i7 badge, adopted by a quantity which denotes the battery capability. We’ve seen the same report on the i4 as effectively. With BMW already testing the 2022 iNEXT, we count on testing of the brand new 7 Sequence to additionally kick off in 2020. As all the time, till BMW confirms the brand new mannequin, every little thing stays on the rumor degree, but, however taking a look at their total EV technique, the i7 rumors make extra sense than ever. The article Rumor: BMW i7 based mostly on 7 Sequence due out in 2022 in numerous configurations appeared first on BMW BLOG