2022 BMW 7 Series The current-generation BMW 7 Series will remain in production until June 2022 – that’s what our spy photographer on site said after submitting the latest set of spy photos with the next-generation model. It may look like the G11 sedan but it’s actually a mule for its successor that is expected to arrive at some point in 2022.
Nothing has changed dramatically since we last saw the Series 7 prototype and the absence of an “electric test vehicle” sticker on the body indicates that this is not an electric test car. It looks like there is an exhaust system under the rear bumper and this means the car has a combustion engine in the front. Whether it is powered by an electric motor for PHEV tuning or not can be confirmed at this time.
The test car runs with very little camouflage covering its headlights and taillights, but, again, this is not the production body of the next generation Bavarian flagship sedan. Even at this early development phase, however, it was clear that BMW was working on improved headlight technology that would replace the laser headlamps of the current model.
Big changes have to happen under the hood. The automaker will be downsizing the engine size of the 7 Series family and the V12 engine will most likely be out of range along with the quad-turbo inline-six diesel. The biggest addition will be the electric powertrain, which will motivate the i7 with the potential range-topper i7S offered of 670 horsepower (500 kilowatts) and a range of 360 miles (580 kilometers) based on WLTP.
2022 BMW 7 Series Preview
BMW’s electric offensive continues and by 2030, the Bavarians plan to deliver more than 7 million electric vehicles. BMW says two-thirds of them will be all-electric variants. And that includes the next-generation BMW 7 Series due out in 2022. In a press release issued today, BMW said that “the next generation luxury sedan from the BMW 7 Series will be offered as a variant of the pure electric model.”
The statement isn’t enough to confirm whether this means a fully electric Series 7, or a plug-in hybrid as well. What we do know so far is that workmanship on the upcoming BMW G70 7 Series is well underway. The prototypes have already been seen on the road, including the first Series 7 electric model.
The BEV version of the G70 7 Series will be called i7. And for the first time in Series 7 history, the top model will not be powered by a V8 or V12 engine. Or even a V16. Instead, we’ll get a flagship Series 7 model with an all-electric drivetrain. According to sources, the provisional name, and possibly the last name, is the BMW i7 M60.
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Of course, there will be other i7 variants too, with less power and lower range. Currently, there is talk around Munich about the 80 kWh package as well as the 120 kWh package, the latter offering a range of over 630 km (391 miles) on the WLTP test procedure.
Details surrounding the charging capabilities of the new i7 are scarce, but it’s fair to assume that BMW will use the latest and greatest technology. The upcoming BMW iNEXT is sure to hint at that capability.
So, the remaining piece in the puzzle is whether the new 7 Series will be fully electric or a similar hybrid platform like the upcoming BMW X8 will also be used.
2022 BMW 7 Redesign
The next-generation BMW 7 Series will be available with a wide variety of powertrains, including petrol and diesel, hybrids, and of course an all-electric solution that will support the i7 variant.
We’ve seen the i7 prototype before, except during its debut the spy didn’t run and the pictures weren’t quite as revealing as the recent batch. Visually, we expected this vehicle to feature a somewhat conservative form, at least compared to the Mercedes EQS.
Although completely camouflaged, this prototype appears to have a more “shark nose” shape upfront than the current Series 7, while the profile looks elegant, with strong shoulder lines and protruding door handles.
Currently, it’s hard to say exactly where the headlights of these cars are, but they may sit lower than they did on the G11. As for the interior, everything will be digital, from the gauge cluster to the infotainment system, although we don’t know the exact layout yet.
We can only speculate regarding the power unit too. Of course, BMW is unlikely to let Mercedes leave them in the dust with the EQS, which means the i7 has to be determined competitively about its direct rival.
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Then there’s the plug-in hybrid variant, which as you can see looks pretty much the same as the fully electric one – minor aesthetic differences are to be expected, like a different grille or the fact that the PHEV has quad pipes on the back while the i7 doesn’t.
The new BMW 7 Series and all derivatives will make their public debut sometime in 2022. The i7 will not only challenge the Mercedes EQS, but also the next-generation Jaguar XJ, which will be fully electric.
The i7 marks a change in BMW’s electric car philosophy, as it plans to shut down the standalone i3 and i8 models and develop electric versions of conventional sedans and SUVs instead. Although no engine can cool it, the i7 will still feature a large front grille so it is easily recognized as a BMW. There’s also the typical BMW kink on the back edge of the rear door.
Meanwhile, the long doors and high roofline indicate that there will be plenty of room for the rear seat passengers, who will also enjoy the benefits of nearly silent electric power. There is also a small protrusion on the rear edge of each front wing, which could be the rear camera to replace the rearview mirror on some models – such as those available on the Audi e-Tron.
2022 BMW 7 EV
The electric version of the next BMW 7 Series has been confirmed, and now a disguised prototype model has been spotted during its development phase. We hope the 7 Series EV will be called the BMW i7 and that you will be able to order it by 2022. There will also be an electric Jaguar XJ, plus a Mercedes S-Class sized car called the Mercedes EQS.
The i7 prototype looks like it has the headlights set low, but it’s hard to tell how much they disguise is hiding. The next-generation Series 7 will have a very large grille, although it will be removed on the i7. At the rear, the design looks more stepped than today’s cars. This prototype appears to be a long-wheelbase model, which will be sold alongside the standard version.
As BMW’s flagship sedan, the upcoming 7 Series and i7 will be loaded with the manufacturer’s latest technology. One of the main focus areas is autonomous driving, and we wish the i7 had enough gadgets to be able to self-drive for long periods of time, where it is legal. This development donkey is seen adorned with various sensors and cameras.
Buyers will be able to choose from a variety of power options, including petrol or diesel with 48-volt mild-hybrid hardware, and plug-in hybrids. The electric 7 Series will use BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive technology, which will make its debut in the iX3 SUV this year. It integrates electric motor, electronics, and transmission into one unit, thereby reducing total weight and size.
Performance and battery details haven’t been released yet but to be competitive the Series 7 EV will need at least 300 miles of range. The Tesla Model S currently offers a range of up to 379 miles. The IX3 has two electric motors that provide an all-wheel-drive and are connected to a 70kWh battery pack for 532bhp output and a range of up to 285 miles. Given that all the power in an electric car is instantly available, we expect the iX3 and Series 7 to go very fast in a straight line.
The iX3’s maximum reach is on par with other luxury electric SUVs such as the Audi e-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace, and Mercedes EQC. The Mercedes EQS, meanwhile, is said to be capable of covering distances of up to 434 miles on a single charge, so BMW will likely aim to get close to this figure.
The kingdom’s BMW Group, which also includes MINI and Rolls-Royce, plans to have 25 electric models in its portfolio by 2023, reducing average fleet emissions by more than a third. About half are expected to be fully electric models, with most cars designed to accommodate a variety of powertrains.
2022 BMW 7 Engine
BMW has confirmed that the next version of the flagship 7 Series limousine will be available with a fully electric powertrain. Due to enter showrooms in 2022, this will allow the 7 Series to directly compete with the electric Jaguar XJ, and the next Mercedes S-Class, which will get an electric EQS variant.
The 7 Series will be powered by BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive electric technology; a variant that will make its debut in the iX3 SUV. The system groups electric motors, transmissions, and electronics into a single bolt-in unit, reducing the overall mass and amount of space the system takes up in the vehicle.
However, the burn options for the Series 7 will not be canceled – the EV version will be one of four different propulsion technologies available. Buyers will get a choice of a diesel or petrol engine with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, plug-in hybrid, or a full battery-powered option.
Technical specifications haven’t been announced, but to compete with its competitors, the electric Series 7 will need a range of up to 300 miles. The Tesla Model S achieved up to 379 miles based on WLTP testing, while premium SUV-shaped rivals such as the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron both offer around 250 miles of range.
That’s an achievable figure for BMW, however – the iX3 SUV, despite its aerodynamic-hindering boxy SUV shape and the smaller footprint of the 7 Series (so it will have less room for battery) offers an official range of 285 miles. The most powerful version of the iX3 is equipped with a twin-motor, all-wheel-drive electric powertrain, and a 70kWh battery pack, offering a power output of 532bhp.
The confirmation comes when the BMW Group (which includes MINI and Rolls Royce) sets out its strategy to bring 25 electric vehicles to market by 2023 – more than half of which will usefully electric powertrains, in a move that will produce the average. emissions over its entire range fell by more than a third. The company will achieve this by building its fleet on multiple flexible platforms, which support all-electric propulsion, plug-in hybrid, and combustion engines.
We’ve seen this with the new BMW iX3. When it goes on sale later this year, the SUV will be one of the most diverse models in the company’s lineup, with a choice of petrol, diesel, light hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric powertrains. All versions share the same basic version of BMW’s CLAR platform, with the necessary hardware for the hybrid and all-electric variants installed as required.
2022 BMW 7 Price and Release Date
The BMW i7 is expected to break the lid in 2021 and go on sale before 2022. Electric cars tend to be more expensive than comparable petrol and diesel-powered models, so the new i7 will likely cost significantly more than the current BMW 7 Series, which starts at £ 74,000.