BMW has formally launched the i7 M70 xDrive, the model’s quickest electrical car.
Earlier this 12 months, the automaker launched the BMW i7, their first flagship electrical sedan, however nobody anticipated there’s going to be a model of that automobile that can carry the title of their quickest car. The brand new i7 is a 5.39-meter sedan that weighs effectively over 3 tonnes however nonetheless manages to dash from 0 to 100 km/h in simply 3.5 seconds, making it quicker than even its smaller M efficiency division siblings.
BMW’s used its strongest electrical motor within the new i7 M70 xDrive. The ability density of the rear-axle motor has been raised by 25.5 p.c over the unit discovered within the predecessor, i7 xDrive60. The rear engine produces 483 horsepower, which when paired with the 255-hp front-axle motor provides the EV a complete output of 650 horsepower in all-wheel drive.
In Sport mode, the powertrain generates 748 pound-feet of torque. When the driving force selects the M Sport Enhance or M Launch Management modes, this jumps to 811 lb-ft. All these methods come collectively to make the unimaginable acceleration potential, nonetheless, BMW has electronically restricted the highest velocity to 155 mph.
The battery pack on the i7 M70 xDrive offers 101.7 kilowatt hours of usable vitality from its 105.7 kilowatt-hour capability. Based mostly on the US EPA’s check course of, this offers the EV an estimated vary of as much as 295 miles. It has 11-kW AC charging and as much as 195 kW of DC energy, permitting it to full up the battery from 10% to 80% in a mere 34 minutes.
The i7 M70 additionally comes with BMW’s new Max Vary mode, which limits the automobile’s prime velocity to 56 mph and inhibits consolation options like local weather management and heated seats to optimize vary in an emergency. BMW created the choice for emergency conditions, resembling rerouting to a distinct charging station.
The i7 will come commonplace with a two-axle air suspension with auto self-leveling and electronically adjustable dampers for added consolation.
For the primary time, BMW will provide non-obligatory high-performance tires wrapped round 20-inch rims on the i7.
The i7 might be supplied in eight two-tone variations and over 100 BMW Particular person paint colours, with M-specific design components resembling facet skirts, emblems, and extra.
BMW didn’t present any pricing particulars for the 2024 i7 M70 xDrive. For comparability, the entry-level i7 begins at barely over $120,000 however as anticipated, this extra highly effective i7 M70 ought to price greater than that.