BMW prepares the expansion of its electric car program, which until now has been represented only by the i3. The first to arrive will be the electric version of the Series 7. A version that will make its debut on the market in early 2022 and will add quite a competition to the sedan segment, such as the Tesla Model S, and also with the Mercedes EQS.
BMW will later expand the family again with the arrival of the 5-Series all-electric. In both cases, BMW will maintain its strategy of sharing platforms and will also offer these models with hybrid, diesel, and gasoline versions.
According to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, the top-of-the-range version of the 7-Series will have an exclusively electric variant, which will become the most representative model of the Munich brand. A model that will not take prisoners in the mechanical aspect, with a configuration of three engines and no less than 530 kW (723 hp) of power, which will allow it to become one of the most powerful sedans on the market capable of making the 0 at 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds. A powertrain that is currently being tested in the 5-Series indicates that it could also receive a variant of it.
It is expected that the battery will have an 80 kWh access pack, the Electric 7-Series will bet on the larger capacity battery, with about 120 kWh, enough to provide a similar autonomy to its gasoline-equivalent.