The BMW i7 now has a dedicated page on BMW Deutschland’s website. The teaser image gives us an overall idea about the car’s shape, which will be shared with the regular 2023 BMW 7 Series. Some big words are being used to describe the BMW i7, which is set to have a “groundbreaking design language.” For what it’s worth, we can already safely say it’s going to have a polarizing look compared to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, and Lexus LS. These three rivals have a conventional design, which won’t be the case for the new flagship from Bavaria.
BMW claims the i7 will benefit from the company’s latest technological innovations inside a spacious interior. Indeed, the EV will be the brand’s first car to get the 31.3-inch Theatre Screen for the rear entertainment system. At the front, the passenger will have a standard Interaction Bar to access some of the functions, including climate settings. For its next-gen range topper, BMW has developed a new Sky Lounge panoramic glass roof.
The BMW i7 and its combustion-engined 7 Series sibling will have quite an unconventional front design. We’re not just talking about the split headlight layout itself since this arrangement has been around for many years. BMW did decide to go a different way by “hiding” the main clusters (low/high beams) behind a tinted panel. The i7 will be the first production model from BMW to boast crystal elements embedded into the headlights. Specifically, in the upper strip of daytime running lights where the crystals will be an optional feature.
Development boss Frank Weber confirms the BMW i7 will have over 600 hp, making it the most potent 7 Series. The unspecified battery pack will enable a maximum range of 379 miles (610 kilometers) in the WLTP cycle. For the US-spec i7, the company estimates a range of 305 miles (491 kilometers).
Finally, BMW will officially reveal the 7 Series / i7 on April 20 at the Beijing Motor Show in China.