May 25, 2023 - 03:58 pm
BMW to launch i7 with rear-wheel drive in July
According to the German carmaker, the new BMW i7 eDrive50 offers a maximum output of 335 kW and comes with a range of 575 to 611 kilometres in WLTP. In the USA, both i7 and i4 customers also have the option of a boosted variant with longer ranges.
Apr 18, 2023 - 12:05 pm
BMW introduces new range topping model for the i7
With the BMW i7 M70 xDrive, BMW M is putting an all-electric performance model at the top of the new 7 Series. The top model of the i7 series presented in Shanghai is the most powerful BMW with electric drive to date.
Jan 30, 2023 - 05:22 pm
BMW announces model upgrades for 2023
BMW has announced a series of vehicle model upgrades for spring 2023, including the carmaker’s electric models. Starting in March 2023 all model variants of the BMW iX will be equipped with an improved version of the predictive heat management system for the high-voltage battery.
Jan 11, 2023 - 10:59 am
Norwegian royalty goes electric
After their country has been the most electric nation on the continent for a few years, the Norwegian Royal Family has added three electric vehicles to its official fleet, including a Mercedes EQS, a BMW i7 and a Mercedes EQV.
Jan 7, 2023 - 04:38 pm
NHTSA asks BMW to recall 14,000 cars in the USA
BMW recalls over 14,000 hybrid electric cars in the US. The affected vehicles of type iX, i4 and i7 were manufactured with an electronic control unit for the battery pack that could cause a loss of power due to a software issue.
Jan 3, 2023 - 02:12 pm
Japan’s MK Group uses electric BMWs as taxis
Japan’s MK Group has added 35 BMW electric cars in its taxi divisions in Tokyo and Kyoto. In the Japanese capital, the company is now using 20 BMW i7s, while in Kyoto a further ten BMW i7s and five BMW iXs have entered service.
Dec 12, 2022 - 01:41 pm
BMW has released the i7 in China
BMW has introduced the all-electric i7 to the Chinese market. The i7 is the fifth electric model offered by BMW in China, following the iX, i4, iX3 and i3. The BMW i7 starts as xDrive60L at a base price of 1.46 million yuan, the equivalent of 198,870 euros.
Sep 28, 2022 - 12:08 pm
New BMW iX1 and base i4 variant to release in November
BMW has announced a series of market launches with electric and plug-in hybrid drives. The main focus is on the completely new X1 series, which for the first time is also available in a purely battery-electric version. The i4 will be followed by a new base model and two plug-in hybrids in the 7 Series.
Jul 8, 2022 - 12:55 pm
BMW doubles EV sales globally in first half of 2022
The BMW Group sold a total of 75,891 fully electric vehicles of the BMW and Mini brands worldwide in the first half of 2022. This means that the Group more than doubled BEV sales compared to the same period last year (+110.3 per cent).
Mar 17, 2022 - 12:10 pm
BMW presents additional data for the i7
BMW will present its electric flagship i7 at Auto China in Beijing on 20 April – and with it the new 7 Series. In advance, the manufacturer has shown the first teaser images of the uncloaked i7 and revealed some details.
Feb 22, 2022 - 03:56 pm
BMW to eliminate all sounds in the i7
One of the goals in the series development of the all-electric BMW i7 is to keep as much disturbing noise away from the occupants as possible. BMW has now provided some details about the corresponding test programme on acoustic test benches specially designed for electromobility.
Dec 15, 2021 - 12:21 pm
BMW i7 enters final testing phase
The series development of the BMW i7 is entering its final phase with a test programme under extreme road and weather conditions. The electric motors, all-wheel drive and high-voltage battery have to prove their performance and reliability under maximum load – currently testing in the world’s hot regions.
Apr 14, 2020 - 04:23 pm
Will BMW release three 7 Series electric cars?
When announcing its annual figures last month, BMW confirmed that the next generation of the 7 Series would also have a purely electric model. Now it seems that they may even be planning three electric versions of the 7-series.
Sep 16, 2019 - 01:25 pm
BMW will not renew the i3
BMW has no plans for a successor to the i3. Pieter Nota, head of BMW sales told the Financial Times that the German luxury carmaker will instead concentrate on merging battery and plug-in technology with its other vehicles, while it drums up some new purely electric vehicles.
Aug 1, 2019 - 02:48 pm
Details regarding BMW’s electrification plans
That BMW boss Harald Krüger stumbled over his passive e-mobility strategy, is considered likely in the industry. What will happen under his successor Oliver Zipse remains unclear. However, insiders now deliberated a few details on BMW’s planned models.