In a major announcement, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse confirmed suspicions that the new BMW 7 Series will be fully electric. The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan that is now due for a new generation. Over the years, BMW has been steadily transitioning the brand and its faithful customers into a future of all-electric vehicles. They’ve done this by producing vehicles with different drive technologies side-by-side. The BMW 7 series will follow suit with four drive train variants. News that the most powerful 7 Series will be fully electric is worth paying attention to.
About the New BMW 7 Series Release
In the 2020 Annual Accounts Press Conference, Zipse had the following to say about the new BMW 7 Series release:
The next-generation 7 Series will be available with four drive train variants: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and fully-electric. All drive trains will be based on a single architecture. And the top, most powerful 7 Series will be fully electric!
Zipse didn’t release any pricing information about the new BMW 7 Series, nor did he confirm any plan to launch the new all-electric 7 Series in any specific market. Whether or not the fully electric BMW 7 Series will be released in the U.S. is anybody’s guess at this point. But we do know BMW will be looking to compete with Tesla with the electric BMW 7 Series.
It’s expected the 7 Series will be even more powerful than the twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 currently found in the OG – the M760i. The M760i churns out 601 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque while racing from 0 – 62 in just 3.7 seconds. The all-new fully electric BMW will be coming in 2022. As of now, there is no news as to whether or not the new fully electric 7 Series will be called the i7.Category: BMW 7 Series