BMW’s E23 7 Series has been with us for quite some time now, having been introduced to the world some 45 years ago in 1977. There were far fewer Series in the BMW range at that time and so the options basically consisted of the 3, 5 and 7, and as the model numbers suggest each model was a bit bigger and a bit better than the one before. Logically, this had the 7 Series perched as the range topper from the brand. If you had a new 7 back in the day, you were on your way to being quite successful. The second generation E32 launched nine years later in 1986 and these models featured bigger engines and much more luxury and classy appointments. The 750i saw fitment of a monstrous V12 and was the first BMW to be governed to the now normal 250 km/h (15mph) top speed.
So the all-new BMW 7 Series is now here with models like the M760e xDrive sedan that, as you’d expect, would take us hours to pint out the features, innovations, improvements and upgrades over the outgoing model. The range has also been brought in line with the other hybrid and EV offerings at a luxury level with the introduction of the plug-in BMW i7. This electric offering features a pair of motors that combine to produce an impressive 405 kW (544 hp) which is enough to get the massive sedan to the 100 km/h mark in a claimed 4.7-seconds. A planned uprated version, BMW i7 M70 xDrive, is said to have at least 492 kW (660 hp) and a nice and even 1 000 Nm of torque available and it will be the marque’s flagship EV sedan. This also means the BMW i7 will be the most powerful BMW road car to date.
Take a look at the YouTube video about the imposing and impressive M760e xDRIVE below: Get into THE NEW M760e xDRIVE | BMW M.
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