The worldwide unveiling of the new BMW 7 Series and i7 continues today with live photos from Munich’s Olympiapark. We can see both the combustion-powered 7 Series and the first-ever electric 7 Series in these new live photos. The two 7 Series automobiles were painted in light grey and icy black, same as the cars on exhibit in New York City. The seventh-generation BMW 7 Series has been expanded by 130 millimeters to 5,391 mm, with a 5 mm increase in wheelbase to an impressive 3,215 mm. It’s also 48 mm wider (at 1,950 mm) and 51 mm higher (at 1,544 mm) for extra headroom. It’s worth noting that the tracks are now 47 mm wider in front (to 1,665 mm) and 4 mm wider in back (to 1,650 mm).
The BMW 760i and BMW i7 xDrive60 were both on display in Munich. The latter is propelled by twin electric motors built without the use of any rare earth elements. It has the same horsepower as the BMW 760i, with a maximum power output of 536 horsepower and 549 lb-ft of torque. According to BMW, the i7 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a peak speed of 149 mph. Those two electric motors, which enable torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, are powered by a 101.7 kWh (usable) battery pack with a range of up to 300 miles. This is a BMW-estimated range based on EPA testing protocols.
The bigger 4.4-liter V8 in the BMW 760i produces 536 horsepower and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft). It takes only 4.2 seconds to accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) and has the same electronic maximum speed limitation set to kick in at 155 mph (250 km/h).
In addition, the photographs below show a cut-out 7 Series with a two-tone red and grey paint job. The 7 Series not only has automatic doors like a Rolls-Royce, but also costly two-tone paintwork like a Goodwood model. Indeed, if you use the i7 configurator and choose an Individual bicolor paint, it will cost you a whopping €12,000. Keep in mind that the G70 is not the first BMW to get a two-tone paint in recent years. Last year, China got a Cashmere Silver metallic/Aventurine Red special edition based on the M760i, which was restricted to 25 vehicles.
The 2023 BMW 760i xDrive begins at $113,600 + $995 destination in the United States, while the BMW i7 xDrive60 starts at $119,300 + $995 destination. The US market will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022.
[Photographers for BMW: Fabian Kirchbauer, Bernhard Limberger, and Amelie Mesecke]