Published on April 18th, 2023 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW i7 M70 xDrive To Be Shown In Shanghai Today
This BMW i7 M70 xDrive is the most powerful model with an all-electric drive system
BMW management is using the Shanghai international motor show 2023 which starts today to be the platform to show their most powerful battery powered luxury sedan.
It will be a BMW that will even challenge BMW’s luxury brand, Rolls Royce in the area of luxury and refinement with speed added to challenge supercars powered by petrol fed engines.
Yes, this all electric ‘M’ car will definitely give birth to the next generation of ‘M’ cars we love like the M3, M4 and even M5 with zero emissions.
PRESS RELEASE: Producing the highest output ever for an all-electric car from the BMW Group, the BMW i7 M70 xDrive marks another milestone for BMW M GmbH in its electric mobility transformation.
The success of electric propulsion among BMW M brand enthusiasts, the consistent expansion of the product offering and the repeated increases in drive system output clearly highlight the huge potential of electric tech to deliver performance that captures the imagination.
The new all-electric performance model from BMW M will make its global debut at the Auto Shanghai international motor show (18–27 April 2023) in China. It will be built at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, together with all other model variants of the luxury sedan.
As well as being the lead plant for luxury models, the production facility in Lower Bavaria is also home to the competence center for electric drive system production, which manufactures both the electric motors and the high-voltage batteries for all variants of the BMW i7 on site. The worldwide launch of the BMW i7 M70 xDrive will start in the second half of 2023.
The most powerful BMW electric motor.
An M-specific configuration of the drive system enables the BMW i7 M70 xDrive’s rear-axle motor, in particular, to achieve unprecedented levels of power density. The drive unit has a six-phase design with a dual inverter.
This forms the basis for a very substantial increase in peak output that remains on tap up to high speeds, endowing the BMW i7 M70 xDrive with the power delivery characteristic of M models. T
he motor’s power density of 2.41 kW/kg represents an increase of 25.5 percent over the unit that drives the rear axle of the BMW i7 xDrive60 and means that the BMW i7 M70 xDrive is fitted with what is currently the company’s most powerful electric motor.
The motor powering the rear axle generates peak output of 489 hp. Its precisely coordinated interaction with the 258 hp motor at the front axle creates an electric all-wheel-drive set-up generating system torque of 1,015 Nm in Sport mode and as much as 1,100 Nm when M Launch Control or the M Sport Boost function is activated.
The drive system in the BMW i7 M70 xDrive therefore offers outstanding pulling power. Capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in an impressive 3.7 seconds, the BMW i7 M70 xDrive is the fastest purely electrically powered BMW model. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.
The performance characteristics of the drive system are also characterized by sustained power delivery, which ensures rapid speed increases even in higher speed ranges.