BMW’s Electric Lineup Expands: i4 AWD and i7 RWD Variants Arriving in the US Market!
This summer, BMW has exciting plans to expand its electric vehicle range in the US with the introduction of two new versions of its i4 fastback and i7 luxury sedan.
BMW's i4 line is expanding with the new all-wheel drive variant, the BMW i4 xDrive40. With dual electric motors producing a total of 396 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, this electric vehicle can reach 0-60 in just 4.9 seconds. The lithium-ion battery has a net usable energy content of 80.7 kWh and can be recharged at up to 205 kW on a DC fast charger. The estimated range is 307 miles with the standard 18-inch wheels or 282 miles with the optional 19-inch wheels. The BMW i4 xDrive40 will start at a base MSRP of $61,600 plus $995 destination and handling, with US deliveries expected to start in the third quarter of 2023.
BMW has recently unveiled their latest fully-electric car, the i7 M70 xDrive. In addition to this, they have also announced that they will be introducing two new electrified 7 Series models for model year 2024.
BMW has announced new models for the 2024 lineup. The BMW i7 xDrive60 and i7 M70 xDrive will be joined by the i7 eDrive50, which will feature a single-motor and rear-wheel drive. It will be priced at $105,700 plus $995 destination and handling and will be available in fall 2023. The BMW 740i will also be available with xDrive, which will improve its traction and handling in all weather conditions. The 740i xDrive will be priced at $99,400 plus $995 destination and handling and will be available for delivery in the third quarter of 2023. Range and performance figures for the i7 eDrive50 will be released closer to its market launch.
BMW will launch the latest iDrive operating system in select models in summer 2023. The upgraded system features a user-friendly home screen, vertical widgets for easy access to functions, and QuickSelect navigation. The new BMW Operating System 8.5 will be introduced in BMW iX, i4, and 7 Series models from July production and later in X5, X6, X7, and XM models (excluding M models) from August.
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