BMW i7 teased ahead of April debut,>600km range with L2+ autonomous driving

BMW i7 teased ahead of April debut,>600km range with L2+ autonomous driving

Set to make its world premiere on 20 April 2022, BMW has previewed the upcoming BMW i7 at its recent 2022 annual conference.

Only shown in heavy shadows during the conference, BMW has unveiled some details of the upcoming luxury saloon like its >600km electric range (WLTP), more than 600PS of maximum power output, and 18.9 kWh/100km energy usage.

The BMW i7 will also feature Level 2+ autonomous driving that includes Level 3 features (without full-level 3 autonomous). Despite boasting autonomous features, BMW still claims the i7 to be the best-driving car in its class.

Through the glimpse of the exterior, it is evident that BMW’s massive kidney grille is here to stay. Just like the Coronavirus, we’ll just have to learn to live with it.

Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Development said, “The new BMW 7 Series is absolutely trail-blazing in every respect. Like no other model, the BMW 7 Series stands for BMW’s innovative strength.”

“The all-electric BMW i7 is also the most powerful BMW 7 Series. It combines the best driving experience with the ultimate digital experience. This makes it the ideal vehicle for forward-thinking, responsible decision-makers and avant-garde pioneers.”

31-inch theater screen

On the inside, the BMW i7 features a massive 31-inch theater screen with 8K resolution, matching the massive kidney grille. BMW says that with this, the BMW i7 is the new entertainment benchmark.

The interior focuses on the innovative user experience created with new My Modes and the latest generation of the iDrive operating system. My Modes enable the driver to precisely customise the car’s driving characteristics and interior ambience.

If the earlier “spyshots” are anything to go by, a two-tier headlight might be hiding in the shadows of this preview. Some renders have been made predicting this, and we’re excited to see how the i7 will really look like once revealed on 20 April at the Beijing Auto Show.

Somewhat related: 2022 BMW i7 teased, all-electric 7 Series tested in sub-zero temperatures

Arif Chan
With a deep interest and relevant experiences in the automotive industry, Arif writes about everything automotive. His employment history includes being an automotive engineer, a highway engineer, an alternative-fuel researcher, and a motoring journalist.