The new BMW 7 Series will arrive in Ireland later in 2022
The new BMW 7 Series will arrive in Ireland later in 2022

BMW has taken the covers off the new BMW 7 Series, set for market launch at the end of 2022.

The latest generation of the brand’s flagship saloon will bring new levels of electrification, sustainability and digitalisation, including a new all electric BMW i7. There will also be two plug-in hybrids available.

Available exclusively in long-wheelbase form in either M Sport or Excellence specification, the new BMW 7 Series range comprises models from both the BMW i and BMW M brands.

The pure electric i7 xDrive60 will launch later this year, using a 101.7kWh battery and two electric motors. The range is expected to be between 590 and 625km, while the combined power output is over 544 hp. AC charging will be available for the i7 at a rate of up to 11 kW, while DC power can be taken on board at up to 195 kW.

The plug-in hybrid BMW 750e xDrive (490hp) and M760e xDrive (571hp) are set to follow in spring 2023, with an electric range of 80km expected.

The dedicated M Performance model will deliver 571hp, combining the performance characteristics of a BMW M model with plug-in hybrid technology.

The BMW i7 M70 xDrive flagship model with 600hp will follow later in 2023.

Inside the BMW 7 Series
Inside the BMW 7 Series

One of the main highlights of the equipment options that will be available in Ireland from Spring 2023 is the new BMW 7 Series is the BMW Theatre Screen. This includes a 31.3″ 8K touchscreen display with Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with optional in-seat exciters, built-in touch screen remotes in the door panels (BMW Touch Command), and an automated rear shade system that closes when the BMW Theatre Screen is turned on.

The new BMW 7 Series has grown by 130mm in length to 5,391mm, by 48mm in width to 1,950mm and by 51mm in height to 1,544mm. Its wheelbase is now 5mm longer at 3,215mm, whichenhances seating comfort in the rear. The headroom in the interior of the new BMW 7 Series has also been improved.

The new BMW 7 Series will be built at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Germany. All electricity for the production of the new BMW 7 Series coming from renewable sources, while use of recycled and sustainable materials in the car has been significantly increased.

The new fully-electric BMW i7 xDrive60 is priced from €132,210 (RRP), with the first Irish deliveries expected to commence from December 2022.

The 7 Series will launch with electric and plug-in hybrid options
The 7 Series will be available with electric and plug-in hybrid options