Palms-on With the 2023 Electrical BMW I7 & BMW 760i


When the curtain dropped from the 2023 BMW i7 on the early press preview there have been audible gasps within the viewers. The gasps have been all centered across the new face of BMW luxurious that was previewed days earlier than with the X7 LCI. Nevertheless the place the X7 was acquired by and enormous favorably, the instant response of the assembled press was a mixture of shock and quite a lot of murmurs.


None of this must be a shock. BMW has a historical past during the last twenty years of not holding something sacred and never being afraid to rethink a few of the very core facets of the model. Right here, in a quest to rethink what luxurious may be, BMW has rethought virtually each facet of exterior and inside design, human interface and even the very surfaces we anticipate. The 2023 BMW 7 Sequence is that a lot a revolution for the model.

However earlier than we gush about what BMW obtained proper, we’re going to start out with a controversial assertion. The place the brand new break up headlight design works properly on the revised 2023 BMW X7, it felt compelled and a bit misplaced on the smaller (however nonetheless huge) 2023 BMW i7 and 760i on show.

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It’s truly not the break up headlight design itself however the form of the front-end that actually gave us pause as we studied it from each angle. And judging from the eye the entrance was getting, we weren’t the one ones challenged.

That front-end is a daring transfer from BMW however one which feels brutal in its execution and at occasions even garish. Maybe the largest shock is that the remainder of the automotive doesn’t comply with this pattern. Different parts on the outside really feel refined to the purpose of being minimal and instant elegant. 


Nevertheless one factor that isn’t minimal is the general measurement of the all new 7 Sequence. Whereas BMW wouldn’t give us dimensions on this pre-launch preview nevertheless it was clearly bigger than any earlier 7er. Since that preliminary viewing we’ve realized that the automotive has certainly grown by 5.1 inches in size to 212.2, by 1.9 inches in width to 76.8, and by 2 inches in peak to 60.8. Its wheelbase is now 0.2 inches longer at 126.6,.

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Design apart we have been blown away by the reinvention of luxurious BMW has crafted with the brand new 7 Sequence. The curved shows are right here (initially from the IX) however that’s the least attention-grabbing factor. Doorways open mechanically with a button (or your telephone) and interface sits on the glass trim itself contained in the automotive. The shifter is now a really small lever that feels so intuitive that you simply surprise why it took BMW so lengthy to get up to now. 


However it’s the rear seats the place we see the largest enhancements. The huge display screen that folds from the ceiling is nearly as jaw-dropping because it’s Amazon Video and Netflix integration (all powered by 5G). Then there’s the Android powered screens design into the rear doorways that permit passengers complete management of their surrounding and even the automotive’s leisure. 

That is might be a difficult automotive for some. The design is nearly brutalist up entrance and it’ll take time for a lot of very long time BMW followers to wrap their heads round it. However what this new 2023 BMW i7 and 760i confirmed final week is that BMW isn’t afraid to rethink the whole lot within the title of innovation and progress. And whereas the execution could not all the time be lovely, it’s onerous to argue with that ethos. Now we simply should drive it.

BMW i7 and BMW 760i Gallery


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