New BMW i7 M70 xDrive launched in India at Rs 2.50 crore

Gajanan Kashikar Updated: October 19, 2023, 02:06 PM IST

German luxury automaker BMW has launched the all-new i7 M70 xDrive in India at Rs 2.50 crore (ex-showroom) alongside the 740d M Sport at Rs 1.81 crore (ex-showroom). The i7 M70 xDrive joins the other high-performance electrified derivatives, such as the iX M60 and i4 M50. Interestingly, the i7 M70 is the most potent electric car from the firm to date.

BMW i7 M70: Design and Interior

While the i7 M70 resembles the regular i7, BMW has made it M-rich with numerous additions, such as M front and rear bumpers, M 21-inch alloy wheels with blue callipers, black front grille, M spoiler, gloss black trim for window, M side skirts, and M mirrors and a unique dual-tone paint job. The India-spec model comes with a range of colour schemes: BMW Individual Coachline with Oxide Grey or Black Sapphire Top, BMW Special Individual Paintwork, along with metallic shades, namely Oxide Grey, Black Sapphire, Carbon Black, Mineral White, Brooklyn Grey, BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue, and BMW Individual Dravit Grey.

On the inside, the plush interior can be had in a choice of six themes: BMW Individual Leather 'Merino' Amarone, BMW Individual Leather 'Merino' Smoke White, BMW Individual Leather 'Merino' Mocha, BMW Individual Leather 'Merino' Black, BMW Individual Leather 'Merino' Tartufo, and BMW Individual leather 'Merino' in Black and Atlas Grey. Further, there is an M steering wheel, M headliner, glass application for interior elements, a 35-speaker, 1965 watt Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system, a 31.3-inch 8K Theater Screen, BMW Curved Display, and a heads-up display, among others.

BMW i7 M70: Performance

The M70 uses a 101.7kWh (usable) battery pack paired with BMW's fifth-gen electric drivetrain. The dual motors are tweaked over the M60, featuing twice the number of excitation windings in the stator (six versus three). With this, the rear motor is now the most powerful unit, while the front motor is slightly less powerful than the former. More importantly, the i7 M70 has a WLTP range of 560km, which is lower by 39km over the M60. The dual-motor setup makes 660PS and 1,099 Nm of peak torque when the launch control is activated. Additionally, the i7 M70 can hit the 100kmph mark from a standstill in just 3.7 seconds and provides a top speed of 250km. Using a 195kW ultra-fast charging, it can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in a claimed 34 minutes, while it just takes 10 minutes to provide a range of 170km.

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