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It’s already been a big year for the BMW 7 Series, and now the 2024 model is getting some big updates. With the early success of both the new 7 Series and the i7 EV, BMW is upping the stakes with two more variants of its flagship sedan. Two hybrids join the 2024 BMW 7 Series lineup, while the base model gets all-wheel drive for the first time.

2 new electrified BMW 7 Series variants in 2024

The benefits of plug-in hybrids are innumerable, so it’s encouraging to see a new model join the 7 Series lineup for 2024.

The first is the 750e, which features a 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged six-cylinder engine making 308 horsepower on its own. Then, BMW bolts a 194-horsepower electric motor to the transmission for a total of 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This base 7 Series plug-in hybrid also offers up to 35 miles of all-electric range, according to BMW.

Next is the all-electric i7, which gets a new base model in the rear-wheel drive eDrive50. Compared to the current all-wheel drive models, the new i7 eDrive50 is rear-wheel drive only. This lowers the base price of the i7 from $119,300 in 2023 to just over $106,000 in 2024.

The new base i7 features a single, 449-horsepower electric motor, but BMW isn’t releasing any range data as of this writing.

A new gas-powered BMW 7 Series is coming

In addition to the electrified models, the 2024 BMW 7 Series family is getting a new gas-powered member as well. The base BMW 740i will now be available with xDrive beginning later this summer. It keeps the current 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine and mild-hybrid powertrain for 2024. It still makes 375 horsepower, but adds the capability of xDrive all-wheel drive.

The BMW i7 M70 is on the way

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In addition to the three models above, we’re still waiting on the i7 M70 to hit American showrooms. With a 650-horsepower, all-wheel drive EV powertrain, it will be the most powerful EV in the BMW lineup. And with 811-pound-feet of torque with launch control, the i7 M70 goes from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

Featuring M Sport suspension and brakes, the most-powerful BMW EV is sportier than its more docile counterparts. However, it’s still an executive luxury sedan with a massive battery pack. In other words, it’s not going to light up your next canyon drive. It will, however, make every highway commute as easy as ever. 

Coming later this year for the 2024 model year, it will be the flagship of the BMW 7 Series lineup, electric or otherwise.

BMW’s biggest sedan is off to a hot start

Despite polarizing looks, the current BMW 7 Series is flying out of showrooms. At least, as quickly as a six-figure executive luxury sedan can manage. Selling nearly double the number of 7 Series models as last year, BMW is going all-in on its flagship luxury car in hopes of continuing that magic.

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