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BMW i7 first drive: it’s big, bold, and maybe overkill

by Amelia Ramiro

BMW’s flagship EV, the i7, received its highly anticipated “M” package last year, and it has certainly made a difference to the luxury vehicle. The i7 M70 xDrive has two powerful motors, with a combined output of 650 horsepower, making it BMW’s most powerful battery electric vehicle (BEV) on the market. However, the “M” styling is relatively toned-down compared to other models, with some interior choices not being as flashy as expected. Externally, the M package adds an M badge and unique trim elements. However, the standard i7 is already a phenomenal performer, with 536 horsepower and a 0 to 60 mph time of as little as 4.5 seconds. The biggest differences come in the form of all-wheel steering and the M-Boost feature, giving the i7 M70 an improved turning circle and the ability to unleash the full potential of its powerful electric motor. Ultimately, the i7 M70 offers a touch of sportiness to an already luxurious and comfortable vehicle. While it may not be necessary for everyone, those looking for a bit more excitement will find it with the M package.

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