The Two Millionth BMW 7 Series Is An Electric i7

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A momentous car for BMW is special in more ways than one.

The 2023 BMW 7 Series and its all-electric 2023 BMW i7 counterpart entered production just a few months ago, but they have already hit a major milestone. BMW's Dingolfing plant in Germany has been producing the 7 Series for over 45 years, and the factory has just built its two-millionth car. The vehicle in question is a Carbon Black i7 xDrive60 with a vegan interior.

The i7 currently comes in one configuration with two electric motors producing 536 horsepower and 549 lb-ft. A 101.7 kWh battery pack provides up to 318 miles of range. In 2023, BMW will introduce a faster version called the i7 M70, which will develop "well over 600 horsepower" and 737 lb-ft of torque, rocketing the EV up to 60 mph in under four seconds.

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Dingolfing, which also produces various other BMW models, began assembling the 7 Series back in 1977 with the original E23 generation. The 7 Series is now in its seventh-generation, dubbed G70, which includes an electric version for the first time ever.

This latest 7er is only offered as a long wheelbase and unlike the previous G12 model, there is no V12 option, only a turbocharged inline-six or twin-turbo V8. BMW will also sell a 7 Series plug-in hybrid in other markets, but it's unclear when/if it will arrive in the United States. As for an Alpina variant, it seems like the latest 7 Series will not spawn a B7.

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2023 BMW i7 Front Angle View
2023 BMW i7 Rear Angle View

BMW invested €300 million ($318 million) into Dingolfing to prepare for 7 Series production. The i7 can even drive off the assembly line by itself using sensors mounted around the plant that power drive-planning software. This software is currently being tested as part of a pilot program that could improve factory automation.

During our first drive of the i7, we were blown away by BMW's latest flagship EV. We can't wait to see what's in store for this model in the future.

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2023 BMW i7 Front Seats
2023 BMW i7 Rear Passenger Screen

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