BMW’s 2024 i7 M70: Luxury and Power Combined in a 650-HP Electric Beast!
Today the 2024 BMW i7 M70 xDrive is introduced by BMW M as the most powerful purely electric model in the BMW portfolio. That's a brand new M version of the 2023 BMW i7 that came out earlier. With two electric motors generating a maximum system output of 650 hp and an M-tuned chassis, the new BMW i7 M70 xDrive delivers a captivating blend of electric mobility and performance. Making it the quickest fully electric BMW model, the range-topping model of the new BMW 7 Series line-up will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 3.5 seconds.
Making its global debut at the Auto Shanghai international motor show in China, the new i7 M70 will be built at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing - the competence center for electric drive system production where both the electric motors and the high-voltage batteries for all variants of the BMW i7 are manufactured on site. The worldwide market launch of the BMW i7 M70 will start in the second half of 2023.
The resulting all-wheel-drive set-up generates a maximum system torque output of 748 lb-ft in Sport mode and as much as 811 lb-ft when M Launch Control or the M Sport Boost function is activated, working in coordination with the 255 hp motor at the front axle while the motor powering the rear axle produces a peak output of 483 hp. The drive system offers outstanding thrust, capable of launching the i7 M70 xDrive from 0 to 60 mph in a shattering 3.5 seconds on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
Both drive and traction control are integrated into the motor control unit with the M Launch Control function. This ensures the power generated by the electric motors is instantly converted into stunning acceleration without any loss of traction. The M Sport Boost function is visualized by Performance-specific graphics in the instrument cluster and is activated with the shift paddle to the left of the steering wheel.
Located in the vehicle’s underbody, the high-voltage battery provides 101.7 kWh of usable energy. Its impressive energy density is a factor contributing to optimized efficiency, in addition to adaptive recuperation of braking energy and heat pump technology. The BMW i7 M70 has a preliminary estimated range of up to 295 miles, making it suitable for everyday use. It can AC charge at up to 11 kW and DC power can be taken on board at up to 195 kW.
M-specific design elements are featured on the flanks and rear of the BMW i7 M70 to distinguish it as a performance model. The model's imposing front appearance is accentuated by the contour lighting for the BMW kidney grille, while vehicles with the optional M Performance Professional package have a Black high-gloss surround on the illuminated grille for the first time. The car's exterior is further enhanced with M side skirts, M logos with embellished borders, M High-gloss Shadowline trim, black M exterior mirrors, and a model-specific rear apron with a diffuser insert. Optional features include a black M rear spoiler, a black accent strip between the rear lights, and a black inlay for the rear apron.
The latest generation of BMW iDrive with QuickSelect is one of the features of the new BMW i7. The control/operation system has been updated to make selecting and operating functions and services more intuitive and comfortable. To achieve this, the new iDrive offers a redesigned home screen and improved menu structure that takes cues from consumer electronics devices. The focus is on providing the right information in the right place for a focused, assured driving experience.
In addition to its intuitive interface, the BMW iDrive update allows for a broader range of digital content for information and entertainment, shorter function update cycles, and better information on charging points for electric vehicles. The system also provides improved access to specific online services. The BMW iDrive with QuickSelect, along with the BMW Curved Display and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, allows for operation using the touchscreen and natural language.
2024 BMW i7: What You Need to Know