The roughly 10-minute video is split into three elements, displaying the 7-Collection/i7 physique store meeting line, at BMW’s Dingolfing, Germany, manufacturing unit, in addition to completed vehicles driving themselves off the meeting line.
Within the physique store, hoards of robots dress naked physique shells with doorways, hoods, and panels. As soon as painted, the our bodies are despatched to the meeting line, the place just about every little thing else is added. The i7’s battery pack is married with the physique right here, together with entrance and rear subassemblies with pre-assembled suspension and brake parts.
2023 BMW 7-Collection and BMW i7 meeting
Additionally proven is the meeting and set up course of for the 2023 7-Collection’ headliner-mounted 31-inch rear display, in addition to the set up of the rear seats, that are inserted on a protracted mechanical arm and guided into place by manufacturing unit staff.
Completed vehicles are inspected—together with a brief dyno run—after which essentially the most uncommon a part of the method begins. Vehicles drive themselves by means of a tunnel connecting the meeting space to the holding areas the place they will look ahead to cargo.
Based mostly on an up to date model of the outgoing automobile’s CLAR platform, the redesigned 7-Collection launches in 740i and 760i xDrive guises, each with mild-hybrid powertrains. The bottom rear-wheel drive 740i will get a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 producing 375 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, with a brief enhance to 398 lb-ft out there from the mild-hybrid system. The all-wheel-drive 760i xDrive has BMW’s new 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 and boasts 536 hp and 553 lb-ft.
BMW is not providing a V-12 possibility this time round, leaving the all-electric i7 to finish the lineup. In i7 xDrive60 launch guise, it has a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain producing 536 hp and 549 lb-ft of torque. A 101.7-kwh battery pack will afford as much as 300 miles of vary, BMW estimates.
The 2023 BMW 7-Collection and i7 are scheduled to achieve U.S. dealerships this fall. Pricing begins at $94,295 (together with vacation spot for the bottom mild-hybrid 740i and $120,295 for the i7 xDrive60. A plug-in hybrid 7-Collection and extra highly effective M Efficiency model of the i7 are attributable to arrive at a later date.