BMW enthusiasts and car enthusiasts alike have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new i7 M70, the latest addition to the German automaker’s electric vehicle lineup. Almost a year after the unveiling of the 7 Series G70 and its i7 electric companion, the i7 M70 is finally ready to make its debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023.
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is an exclusive annual event in Italy where the world’s most luxurious and exclusive vehicles are displayed, and it’s the perfect venue for the premiere of the i7 M70. BMW has not provided many details about the car, but it has confirmed that it will be an all-electric M Performance model of the 7 Series and will feature an exclusive two-tone finish.
The i7 M70 will sit at the top of BMW’s electric vehicle lineup with a pair of motors that will deliver a combined output of “well over” 600 horsepower and more than 737 pound-feet of torque. The original press release stated that the i7 M70 xDrive would have as much as 660 horsepower with the overboost function, making it the most powerful BMW production car ever.
However, the i7 M70’s reign as the most powerful BMW may be short-lived, as the company has already announced the XM Label Red, which will pack nearly 750 horsepower from a plug-in hybrid V8 setup. The i7 M70 will have a dual-motor setup that will enable it to go from 0 to 62 mph in less than four seconds, making it a super sedan that is sure to impress.
While BMW has not revealed the pricing of the i7 M70, it is expected to cost significantly more than the i7 xDrive60, which is available in the United States from $119,300. BMW charges an extra $24,400 for the iX M60 compared to the iX xDrive50, and it remains to be seen whether the i7 M70 will hit the $150,000 mark.
The i7 M70 is not the only M Performance electric car to be revealed this year. BMW is also planning to give the next-generation 5 Series Sedan an i5 M60, and in 2024, an i5 Touring will be launched. It’ll be interesting to see whether the long-roof model will also get the M60 treatment.
Overall, the i7 M70 is an exciting addition to BMW’s electric vehicle lineup, and it’s sure to turn heads when it makes its debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023.