Recently, BMW revealed the all-new 2023 BMW 7 series. This is an entirely new generation of the seven series, long BMW’s flagship sedan. Not only that the 7 series is now available as a fully electric car called the BMW i7. It also happens to be the brand’s most luxurious and advanced product has debuted for the 2023 model year. To give it the visual impact to go with its elevated positioning, BMW has provided its Mercedes-Benz S-class rival with a bold new exterior design. The new-look driven largely by customer feedback in markets such as China and the US instantly differentiates the new seven series from the sixth-generation model launched in 2015.
2023 BMW 7 series dimensions
The 2023 BMW 7 series have been extended lengthways by 130 millimetres to 5391 millimetres, its width is increased by 48 millimetres to1950 mm and it is 51 mm taller, at one thousand five hundred and forty-four millimetres. it also no longer offers the choice of two wheelbases. Instead, all new seven series models have the same 3215mm wheelbase, a 5 mm increase on that of the earlier long-wheelbase model.
2023 BMW 7 Series Exterior
The front end features a large grille consisting of two elements as on all recent BMW models is even larger than before and comes with BMW’s iconic lighting treatment, as first brought to the facelift 8 series. The separation of the headlamps with the LED running lights positioned above and the main beams in a separate recess below add greater presence while providing close visual ties with the recently facelift BMW x7.
A three-box silhouette with familiar long bonnet proportions characterizes the overall shape. This features a smooth and largely unadorned surface throughout. Only two feature lines are evident along the flanks which have a pronounced shoulder running from the outer tip of the running lights through to the taillights. as on the BMW ix, door handles with an internal touchpad and electronic mechanism replace traditional handles. At the rear, the boot line angles down slightly. The horizontal led tail lights meanwhile mimic the look of those used by the ix giving the new seven series added visual width.
2023 BMW 7 Series Interior
Inside, the 2023 BMW 7 series brings a cornucopia of luxuries to its occupants. rich smelling leathers, stainless steel accents and fancy glass and wood trim elements give the seven serious interiors a posh vibe. Buyers can even choose a new cashmere upholstery option, should it suit their personal aesthetic. the deluxe interior now has the technology style and opulence to better challenge the Mercedes-Benz s-class.
Infotainment and Features
The 7-series uses the same dashboard layout as the ix SUV. which has a large digital gauge display mounted under the same glass panel as the infotainment touch screen. The re-configurable displays offer crisp resolution and snappy response. A receipt entertainment system that BMW calls a theatre screen is optional. it utilizes a huge 31.3-inch display that deploys from the ceiling of the car. Passenger space is generous in both the front and rear. but the 7 series impresses most when equipped with the executive lounge package, which adds power-adjustable reclining rear seats with massage, a wireless smartphone charging pad for the rear seat area and adjustable neck cushions on the headrests.
Engine, Power and Performance
Under the bonnet, the BMW 7 series features choices of six different petrol and diesel engines. all are mated with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and some form of the hybrid system. Rear-wheel drive 735i models use a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine and a mild hybrid system to produce 286 horsepower. Also available is a more powerful rear-wheel-drive 740i version with 380 horsepower. there’s a four-wheel-drive 760i that uses a mild hybrid system and a twin-turbo 4.4 litre V8 to make 544 horsepower.
However, BMW 7 series range kicks off with the four-wheel-drive 740d that is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six-diesel engine featuring a mild hybrid system. This combination makes 300 horsepower and does zero to 60 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds. There’s also the four-wheel-drive 750e hybrid which uses a 310 horsepower three-litre straight-six petrol engine and a 200 horsepower electric motor to deliver 490 horsepower. This covers the zero to 60 miles per hour sprint in 4.9 seconds.
There’s only one version of the i7, the i7x drive 60. it is powered by a 102-kilowatt hours battery that gives you up to 388 miles of range. That’s around 15 miles less than you get in a Tesla model s and about 65 miles less than you get in a Mercedes EQS 450 plus. The BMW i7 is compatible with 195 kilowatts of fast charging, which is slightly slower than the 200 kilowatts in the Mercedes EQS but it’s enough to give you extra miles of range in about 10 minutes.
The 2023 BMW 7-series will go on sale in the United States in November, with prices ranging from $94,295 for the 740i to $114,595 for the 760i xDrive. The i7 is more expensive than both, with a starting price of $120,295. However, BMW significantly undercuts Mercedes’ pricing, with the six-cylinder S-class starting at $112,150 and the V-8 starting at $118,750.
VIA CAR AND DRIVER