Next-Gen BMW 7 Series To Offer Electric, Hybrid, Diesel and petrol Powertrains

  • Published By: Abhinav Smith
  • 24 March 2020

The German automaker will launch a fully electric version of its luxury sedan series by 2021 worldwide.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, translated in English as Bavarian Motor Works, commonly referred to as BMW is going to introduce a fully electric version of its luxury sedan series by 2021 worldwide. BMW is warming to the electric concept as it’s new MINI Cooper SE released just a few days ago garnered more 8,000 orders indicating that customers are becoming inclined towards electrics. The next-generation 7 Series will be available with four drive train variants: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and a fully-electric. According to media outlets, This particular information was presented by BMW’s board chairman Oliver Zipse during the brand’s annual press conference in Munich earlier this week.



The all-electric BMW 7 Series will be competing against the battery-powered Jaguar XJ, and Mercedes-Benz EQS, both of which are under development. The German automaker hasn’t revealed any information about the expected arrival of the all-new BMW 7 series in the international market. There isn’t much clarity about whether the all-new 7 will be different in styling from the current 7 Series, although we can hope for an i7 badge. 


BMW i4

Zipse was further quoted as saying “We aim to have a quarter of our European new vehicle fleet electrified in 2021; a third in 2025; and a half in 2030”.  This reflects BMW’s new-found enthusiasm for electric vehicles with further new additions to their EV stable in the coming years. Further exciting cars to come from the Germany Automaker are BMW X3, fully-electric i4 and the conventionally powered BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé will be coming out from the Munich production unit. iNEXT, which will be built at our plant in Dingolfing. It is the next milestone – fully-electric and, at the same time, enabled for highly automated driving with Level 3 functions for motorways.

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