The all-electric 7 Series is allegedly dubbed the i7, and development is well underway. BMW Blog’s sources say battery pack capacity could range from 80 kilowatt hours to 120 kWh. This means the future i7 could offer a range of 700 kilometers (434 miles) on a single charge.
For sure the new 2022 BMW 7 Series sedan could lose its most powerful engines is concerning, there’s no doubt the all-electric engine would easily fill those potent shoes. According the rumors the top-tier i7 offering could have at least 650 horsepower (484 kilowatts), which would make it one powerful sedan.
Whilst not illustrated here, we would imagine an interior that ditches the garish silver trim around the air vents, and exudes more driver-focused BMW principles of old. A wraparound center stack and sporty driving position would make a comeback, featuring cutting edge infotainment technology and semi-autonomous driver assists.
BMW is diving grille first into electrification. Even though rumors say the next 7 Series will lack large-displacement engines, don’t expect the next generation of the sedan to be slow.
BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-six engine will allegedly continue for both the plug-in and mild-hybrid 7 Series with the entry-level, hybrid-powered 7 Series reportedly making 560 hp (420 kW) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque. Those are impressive performance numbers.
The company BMW is pushing hard into electrification, preparing for an inevitable though uncertain EV future.