- Might be introduced by 2022 as an all-electric flagship.
- Will surely have multiple electric powertrain options.
Even though BMW updated the flagship 7 Series sedan earlier this year, the new generation model is already in works. Set to be called the G70, the seventh-generation 7 is rumoured to go fully electric.
The first-ever all-electric 7 Series will spearhead the electric iNext division and will be based on BMW’s fifth-generation electric platform. It will follow the i4 electric sedan which is slated to arrive in 2021. And similar to the i4, the electric 7 will also carry the ‘i’ in its name. What’s more, the i7 will come with at least three different battery packs.
According to reports, the i7 will have a battery pack capacity ranging between 80-120kWh. BMW is also working on new-generation batteries with even higher density and by the time the electric 7 Series arrives, it should be able to go around 700 kilometres between two charges. Moreover, the i7 will also pack in enough power figures to put supercars to shame.
As with all the 7 Series before, the new-generation will lay down new technologies and design philosophies which will later trickle down to the rest of the Bavarian range. So we expect new lighter underpinnings, new driver aids and gizmos inside the cabin along with a fresh design language to debut with the G70 7 Series when it arrives by late-2021 or in early 2022.
We know now that Jaguar is prepping for an all-electric XJ L and it will break cover sooner than expected. Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, is also busy working on the new-generation S-Class, which too might come with some sort of electrification. So after the new wave of electric-crossovers, we reckon a fierce competition is now brewing up in the Luxo-barge segment.