BMW wants to 'grille' the EQS with the i7, luxe EV with up to 610 km range debuts next month

Sanjay · Mar 17, 2022 12:43 PM

BMW wants to 'grille' the EQS with the i7, luxe EV with up to 610 km range debuts next month 01

Few things warrant your attention as quickly as BMW's recent grilles, and our first look at the 2022 BMW 7 Series and its electric (EV) counterpart, BMW i7 further proves that. Now that we have your interest, on to the car...

BMW wants to 'grille' the EQS with the i7, luxe EV with up to 610 km range debuts next month 02

The duo will be launched in April in both guises, and BMW says the electric version will become the most powerful 7 Series on offer. Them's fighting words; clearly a challenge to the similarly all-electric, Malaysia-bound Mercedes-Benz EQS.

Also read: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS to launch in Malaysia soon, pre-orders now opened

BMW wants to 'grille' the EQS with the i7, luxe EV with up to 610 km range debuts next month 01

Aesthetics are picked from Munich's recent catalogue, so headlining that are the illuminated (like the equally big-nosed Concept XM) kidney grilles that look like it can swallow lane-hogging Myvis whole.

Also read: Hold off the photoshop parodies, BMW beat you to it with the XM concept

BMW wants to 'grille' the EQS with the i7, luxe EV with up to 610 km range debuts next month 02

There's also what look like tiered headlights

As the most powerful 7, BMW says the i7 will move very quickly and rather far too, with claimed outputs of "more than 600 PS" and a WLTP range hovering around 580 - 610 km. Power consumption is rated at 18.9 to 19.7 kWh/100 km, also on the WLTP test cycle.

BMW wants to 'grille' the EQS with the i7, luxe EV with up to 610 km range debuts next month 03

Other than that it will feature Level 2+ autonomous driving, and inside there's the latest generation iDrive, a curved display, and a 31-inch display for the rear passengers dubbed the 'Theatre Screen' which folds out of the roof liner, and it's capable of 8K quality too. "Don't sit too close to the TV?" Never heard of it...

Also read: BMW Group Malaysia exported over 4,600 cars since 2018 – From Kulim to Thailand, Philippines

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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