BMW unveils luxury electric 7 Series with cinema rear seat

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BMW has unveiled the latest version of its 7 Series sedan. The 2023 lineup includes a petrol version with six- and eight-cylinder engine options. It also includes the electric version of its flagship 7 Series sedan, the i7 xDrive60.

According to the German automaker, the i7 is equipped with two all-wheel-drive engines capable of developing 536 horsepower. This can propel the nearly three-tonne sedan to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds.

The vehicle’s EPA range rating isn’t expected to match Tesla, Lucid or Mercedes, but BMW is hoping for a range of around 300 miles.

BMW said the i7’s range could be extended up to 80 miles in ten minutes or go from 10% to 80% in 34 minutes at a high-powered charging station. Buyers also get three years of free, unlimited charging at Electrify America stations.

With all the EV aspects, BMW made sure to emphasize the comfort features of the i7, such as the BMW Theater Screen, a 31.3-inch 8K touchscreen that drops from the ceiling. The fold-out TV comes with Amazon Fire TV allowing passengers to stream videos, listen to music, play games and get information on the go.

Other gadgets include doors that open and close automatically at the push of a button, reclining car seats with legrests, Panoramic Sky Lounge LED roof, massage function and driving soundtrack, which is the result of a collaboration between BMW Group and film score composer Hans Zimmer.

Customers could start the pre-order process on April 20 with a $1,500 deposit. After that, pricing starts at $120,000 for the i7, which could hit dealerships in the US by November.

Image credit: BMW

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