BMW i7

 BMW i7

2023 BMW i7 looks big and heavy at Nurburgring

BMW's first i7 is now being produced alongside the new 7 Series in Dingolfing, Germany. First customer deliveries are scheduled for fall, and the automaker is still making final adjustments. 

Uncamouflaged prototypes were spotted lapping the Nurburgring, suggesting final tweaks.

We spotted at least two G70 test vehicles in the video, and one is likely electric. The electric model will be sold in the U.S. as the i7 xDrive60, weighing 5,985 pounds or more. The heavy batteries make the i7 less nimble around corners, where it is generally stable.

A large limo isn't meant for the track. The i7 is a high-tech highway mile-eater with an estimated 300-mile EPA range. At 195 kilowatts, a DC fast charger can add 80 miles in 10 minutes. 

Two electric motors give the i7 536 hp and 549 lb-ft of torque. A 101.7-kilowatt-hour battery pack provides electricity.

Whether you like the new 7 Series' exterior or not, you'll probably agree its cabin is a segment revolution. The 31-inch 8K Theater Screen folds down from the ceiling like a reverse sunroof.

Backseat passengers have two additional screens to control seats, HVAC, and entertainment. The new 7 Series is comfortable front and back.

First 7 Series deliveries in the US are set for November. The base 740i costs $94,295, including the $995 destination fee. V8-powered limos cost $114,995, while the electric i7 starts at $120,295.