BMW Unveils i7 Flagship Luxury EV In Singapore
BMW Asia has officially unveiled the i7 in Singapore! Bavaria’s latest electric flagship can be viewed by prospective buyers on an invite-only basis from the 9th to the 18th of September.
According to Lars Nielsen, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia, BMW has been on an “electric offensive since July 2021”, first with the launch of the iX3, followed by the iX in December 2021, and the i4 in March 2022.
The i7 joins BMW’s electrified line-up, and is the first full-sized luxury saloon from the brand. To showcase its green credentials, the BMW kidney grille is now fully enclosed, and also sports the logo of the i sub-brand. Other i cues include the surrounds of the BMW logo at the front and rear finished in BMW i Blue as standard.Pressing the Start/Stop button sparks an inspiring acoustic accompaniment that builds anticipation for the all-electric driving experience to come. This distinctive sound production is again the result of the collaboration between the BMW Group and Hans Zimmer. If desired, a drive sound developing a strikingly transparent timbre with spherical components delivers authentic feedback to every movement of the accelerator.
Propulsion is provided by fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology. Other advancements include further refinement of the adaptive recuperation function and updated charging software for more precise temperature control of the high-voltage battery.The electric motors work according to the principle of an electrically excited synchronous motor, where it is a precisely controllable electrical feed that sets the rotor in motion rather than fixed permanent magnets. This allows the use of critical rare earth metals to be avoided altogether in the manufacture of the rotor.
As a result, the BMW i7 xDrive60’s rear motor generates peak output of 230 kW/313 hp, whilst the unit at the front axle produces 190 kW/258 hp. The duo of drive units delivers a combined maximum output of 400 kW/544 hp and posts overall torque of 745 Nm. All of which enables the first-ever BMW i7 xDrive60 to power from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, and you can also expect the car to have a range of 590 – 625 kilometres.From 9 – 18 September, the first-ever BMW i7 will be exclusively available for private viewing at the BMW i Pavilion. Customers who are keen to see the car in the flesh (by appointment only) are welcome to speak with the representatives from Performance Motors Limited or Eurokars Auto, the official dealerships of BMW vehicles in Singapore.
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