What’s Happening: BMW M introduces the 2024 BMW i7 M70 xDrive, the most powerful purely electric model in the BMW portfolio. The i7 M70 xDrive is the third performance model to have an all-electric drive system, following the launch of the BMW i4 M50 and the BMW iX M60.
Why It Matters: This launch marks another milestone for BMW M GmbH in its transformation to electric mobility. With a maximum system output of 650 hp and an M-tuned chassis, the new BMW i7 M70 xDrive delivers a captivating blend of electric mobility and performance, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 3.5 seconds.
- The i7 M70 xDrive will make its global debut at the Auto Shanghai international motor show in China.
- The worldwide market launch will start in the second half of 2023.
- The rear-axle motor achieves a power density of 2.41 kW/kg, an increase of 25.5% over the unit that drives the rear axle of the BMW i7 xDrive60.
- The model has a preliminary estimated range of up to 295 miles, making it suitable for everyday use.
- The MAX RANGE mode can be activated to conserve battery power by restricting drive power and top speed.
- Features M-specific design elements, BMW Individual two-tone paint finish, and updated BMW Operating System 8.5 with QuickSelect.
Bottom Line: The 2024 BMW i7 M70 xDrive represents a significant advancement in BMW’s electric mobility transformation. With impressive performance, a range suitable for everyday use, and advanced technology, the vehicle showcases the potential of electric vehicles in the luxury market.