The BMW electric sedan with the factory name i7 is preparing for production a version protected by armor. This news was reported by the Forbes portal, referring to insider information.
It is expected that the new model will debut during the G7 summit, which is scheduled to be held later this month in Germany.
Features of the technical plan for the new modification of the sedan called BMW i7 Protection have not yet been reported. It will be the debut electric armored car of the German brand. The data of the Forbes portal informs that the concern is going to produce a sedan with different variations of armor protection. At the same time, it is noted that the armor can only save from shots from automatic pistols.
“Now there is no data on how heavy protection will affect the duration of the course without recharging and dynamic characteristics. The xDrive60 modification is equipped with two electric motors with a total power of 544 “horses” and 745 Nm. It is capable of covering 590 km in one go. The model overcomes the first “a hundred” kilometers in 4.7 seconds.”
The sedan received a mass of 2640 kg. The appearance of armored panels will impact the weight of the i7 electric car. As a result, the dynamic features decreased. To increase this figure, the company will need to equip more productive batteries on the i7. However, it will also add extra weight to the car. It is possible that the BMW concern will sacrifice the dynamic features of this model.