New BMW i7 M70 xDrive Unveiled Globally; Can do 0-100km/h in 3.7 Seconds

The new BMW i7 M70 xDrive has marked its debut at the Auto Shanghai 2023. The newest EV is the company's performance marvel that comes with a newly developed dual-motor drivetrain. Here's everything you need to know about this new electric vehicle.

By Sanorita | on April 18, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

BMW has globally revealed the 2024 i7 M70 xDrive, an electric high-performance luxury sedan, at the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show. The BMW i7 M70 xDrive is the third performance vehicle from the firm to include an all-electric drive system, following the introduction of the BMW i4 M50 and the BMW iX M60. It is the brand's most potent EV to date, and features a newly developed dual-motor drivetrain with a combined output of 651bhp, around 40bhp more than the system used by the 2022 launched iX M60 xDrive model. According to reports, the new BMW model will be a successor to the V-12-powered M760Li. The powerful 2024 i7 M70 xDrive will be manufactured by BMW in Dingolfing, Germany, with a planned global market launch starting in the second part of 2023. Let's know more about the EV in terms of power, design, styling, and more.

BMW i7 M70 xDrive: Styling

BMW I7 M70 XDrive Front 2

Along with logos, side skirts, the Shadowline trim, and black twin-spoke external mirrors, the i7 M70 will have M-specific design elements. The BMW's rear apron and diffuser inserts are model-specific. With a black accent strip between the taillights, a black M rear spoiler, a black grille surround, and a black rear apron inlay, the M Performance Professional pack modifies the styling.

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The automaker will provide the i7 M70 xDrive with matte-finish Frozen paints and M-exclusive exterior colours. At launch, the company will have a BMW Individual Liquid Copper and Sapphire Black combination among its two-tone finishes. Eight two-tone variations and more than 100 BMW Individual paint colours will be offered for the i7.

A two-axle air suspension with automatic self-leveling and electrically regulated dampers will come standard on the model. The vehicle has Active Roll Stabilisation and Integral Active Steering. Further, a shear panel between the bulkhead and spring strut towers boosts the front-end rigidity of the sedan.

BMW I7 M70 XDrive Tyre

The electric sedan features blue M Sport brakes with the M emblem. It has callipers painted black by the optional M Performance Professional package from BMW. Standard wheels are 21-inch light-alloy wheels with high-gloss metal inlays and a Jet Black finish. For the first time, the manufacturer will also offer high-performance tyres as an optional feature on the i7. These tyres will be mounted on 20-inch rims.

BMW I7 M70 XDrive Interior

The model will use the new BMW iDrive with QuickSelect and Operating System 8.5. The most recent version of BMW iDrive features a freshly designed home screen and QuickSelect capability. According to the carmaker, it makes choosing and using a variety of functions and digital services easier. Further, it introduces a better menu system that borrows ideas from consumer electronics gadgets. The new BMW iDrive aids in providing a focused, secure driving experience by displaying the appropriate information at the appropriate time.

BMW I7 M70 XDrive Interior 2

BMW i7 M70 xDrive: Powertrain, Battery & Range 

The new i7 M70 xDrive has the most potent electric powertrain. BMW has improved the rear-axle motor's power density by 25.5% compared to the one in the i7 xDrive 60. Mechanically, the new model is driven by a rear electric motor, offering 483bhp, and a front electric motor, producing 254bhp. With the M Launch Control and, M Sport Boost features engaged, the two electric motors in the i7 M70 xDrive provide a total of 1,015Nm with up to 1,100Nm available for brief bursts of full-throttle acceleration. According to the luxury automaker, the model can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds and boasts a top speed of 250km/h.

A 101.7kWh lithium-ion battery is placed inside the CLAR chassis of the new vehicle. The i7 M70 xDrive is said to have a range of between 488 kilometre and 560 kilometre on the WLTP test cycle, with a combined consumption between 23.8kWh and 20.8kWh per 100 kilometre, thanks to its own specially programmed power electronics system. According to the firm, this has been accomplished by using the new Max Range driving mode, which caps the top speed and power of the electric drivetrain. According to BMW M, braking can result in the recovery of up to 228kW of electric energy. Up to 22kW of AC power and 195kW of DC power can be used for charging; the latter is said to extend the range by 170 kilometre in 10 minutes.

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BMW i7 M70 xDrive: Price & Launch Details 

The automaker has not revealed price information for the 2024 i7 M70 xDrive. Several industry reports suggest that more updates on the cost of the EV will emerge closer to the launch. In our market, the carmaker offers the BMW i7 xDrive 60, which costs Rs 1.95 crore (ex-showroom, India). The new i7 M70 xDrive is also expected to launch in our market. If launched, it might cost more than the i7 xDrive 60. 

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