The 2023 BMW i7 is Tesla’s New Rival

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Written by Alexandra Maloney
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Jun 4, 2022
While Tesla is largely regarded as a leader in the electric car industry, for the 2023 model year another brand might be giving Tesla a run for its money.
BMW
has recently unveiled its plans to update the BMW 7 Series lineup—and within those plans is an all-electric sedan coined the 2023 BMW i7.
The electric vehicle is impressive, and will be a tough competitor for
Tesla’s Model S
. Here,
Jerry
, the
car ownership super app
, goes over what you need to know about the BMW i7 before it hits the roads. 

What is the BMW i7?

The BMW i7 is an all-electric, luxury sedan that breaks the iconic BMW 7 Series lineup into the world of electric vehicles. 
The 2023 BMW i7 will be powered by a 101.7-usable-kWh battery pack that allows the car to get from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and delivers a top speed of 149 mph. While Tesla’s Model S can get from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.1 seconds, the BMW i7 is the first serious competitor in a while.
According to
MotorTrend
, BMW claims that the 2023 BMW i7 will deliver an estimated range of 300 miles before needing a charge, based on EPA test procedure standards, although the EPA has yet to verify the range. But, the battery pack inside the car is said to be capable of adding 80 miles of driving range with just 10 minutes of charge, so the estimate is promising. 
For now, there will only be one version of the BMW i7 offered to drivers, which is the sedan all-wheel drive xDrive60. That means if you want a classic BMW convertible version of the i7, you’ll need to wait for later models.

2023 BMW i7 price and features

The BMW i7 is available for pre-order on the BMW website for a starting price of $120,295 including a destination fee, with potential tax credits and rebates available. Because the BMW i7 is
derived from the BMW Series 7
, it has a lot of the same features as that fleet in terms of interior and technology. 
All BMW i7s come with ample room for both front and rear seat passengers, as well as tons of cargo space and a large infotainment system. According to
J.D. Power
, heating, ventilation and massage are standard for front seats, and there are wireless smartphone charging pads. Drivers have the option to choose between leather or wood and fiber accents, and there are two steering wheel options.
Car and Driver
recommends drivers upgrade the vehicle with the Executive Lounge Package. By opting in, drivers will treat their rear seat passengers to massaging, power adjusting seats, charging pads, and heated armrests.

The 2023 BMW i7 brings advancement to the electric vehicle industry 

With two electric motors, about 300 miles of driving range, and an engine that produces 536 hp, the BMW i7 is a vehicle that is bringing change to the electric vehicle industry. The car has sporty features and speed while still maintaining a luxury feel and cabin. The BMW i7 is the happy marriage between a quick acceleration and a quiet cabin, something the industry doesn’t see too often.
Plus, BMW is making it easier for drivers to go electric with the BMW i7.
Car and Driver
reports buyers of the i7 will receive complimentary charging sessions at Electrify America stations for the first three years of ownership and offers tax credits, which makes seeing return on the purchase of an electric vehicle a lot quicker. 
This car pays for itself with all the features and perks available—with the 2023 BMW i7 on the roads, other electric vehicle brands are going to have to step up their game. 
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