BMW iX7 (BMW X7 Electric) to be released in 2027: Report [Update]

  • X7 to remain BMW's sole offering in the full-size three-row SUV segment till 2025
  • First-ever BMW iX7 to be a conversion of the next-gen X7
  • Could debut in H1 2027 and start reaching dealers in H2 2027
  • To be reportedly made at the BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the U.S.

Update: ‘BMW iX7 release date’ section updated.

The BMW iX will remain the brand’s only battery-electric SUV in the upper-class segments for the foreseeable future. While early info about the BMW iX6 and the BMW iX7 have emerged, they are not due until the second half of the decade.

BMW iX7 release date

According to a September 2022 post from BimmerPost forum member ynguldyn, who holds a good track record for revealing BMW’s internal plans, a BMW iX7 is part of the company’s long-term strategy. As per the forum post, the iX7 will share the CLAR platform with the next-gen X7 (G67). Production will be alongside the gas-powered donor at the BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the U.S. from August 2027.

BMW Group plans to manufacture no less than six electric models in the U.S. The company is investing USD 1 billion to prepare for EV production at the Spartanburg plant. The batteries for these EVs will come from a nearby battery assembly facility located in Woodruff. The cells will be BMW Group’s newly-developed round units, sourced from a 30 GWh factory owned by Envision AESC, also located in South Carolina.

BMW could be waiting to lay hands on more efficient battery technology and the demand for large electric SUVs to pick up before sending them into the production. An report had said in 2020 that an all-electric BMW X7 alternative was already under consideration, but that the project was in the very early stages, far from the final design lock. The British website’s sources had even indicated that the BMW Group worked on some designs for its largest all-electric SUV.

According to a report from, BMW Group will electrify all BMW X models, from the X1 to the X7, quicker than coupes and convertibles, which are losing popularity.


BMW iX7 render front angle
An X7 electric or an iX7 (rendered) should go on sale in the second half of the decade as reported by BimmerPost forum member ynguldyn. It will target the U.S. market, similar to the gas-powered variant.’s rendition of the iX7 is imagined as a conversion of the first-gen BMW X7. While an all-electric BMW X7 is inevitable in the long run, the company would play catch up as the competition (Mercedes, Cadillac, Jeep, Lucid, and Land Rover) has begun introducing fully-electrified large SUVs.

The BMW iX7 in the rendering is only a pictorial reference. A converted X7, it features modified front and rear aprons, an enclosed kidney grille, more aerodynamic wheels, and blue accents all around for a distinctive identity.


Given that the BMW iX7 is years away from dealers, safely assume that it will be technologically superior to the BMW i7 or the BMW iX.

The i7 xDrive60 uses a 101.7 kWh battery pack. The onboard AC charger allows topping it up at up to 11 kW, while with a public DC charger, it’s possible to charge at 195 kW, figures that will improve with BMW’s future 800V architecture. Two motors spin the wheels, one at the front that generates 255 hp and 269 lb-ft, and one at the rear that develops 308 hp and 280 lb-ft. The i7 xDrive60 can deliver an EPA-est. range of up to 318 miles, consuming energy as low as 38 kWh/100 mi (EPA-est.).

The iX7 will have a more advanced battery pack consisting of BMW Group’s newly-developed round battery cells. The sixth generation of the company’s lithium-ion cells will offer an improvement of over 20% in energy density, up to 30% in charging speed, and up to 30% in range, Frank Weber, the company’s R&D boss, has said.

The cylindrical cells can allow a 50% reduction in costs, compared to the currently used fifth-gen cells. The new cells should be crucial for the company in realizing its goal of bringing the manufacturing costs of EVs to the same level as vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Regardless of the battery type and cell chemistry, customers would expect 300-350 miles of EPA range from a family car like the BMW iX7, and that is likely to be the standard for upper-end luxury SUVs this decade.

Neue Klasse platform a more logical choice for the iX7?

The sizeable investment BMW Group has announced for making EVs at the Spartanburg plant suggests that it will upgrade the factory thoroughly and make it ready to build Neue Klasse platform EVs. For large models where weight savings, efficiency, and charging rate are of utmost importance, the Neue Klasse platform offers significant advantages over the CLAR. For example, Neue Klasse platform EVs with sixth-gen cells will deliver up to 30% higher WLTP range than the current CLAR platform-based EVs with fifth-gen cells.

Another advantage over the CLAR platform is double the normal voltage for the battery, drivetrain, and charging technology – 800 volts. What this means for customers is 30% quicker 10-80% charging sessions at Electrify America’s 350 kW stations. Neue Klasse is the way to go, but only time will tell whether the iX7 will be a bespoke EV or a CLAR -based ‘conversion.’

TopElectricSUV says

As BMW’s first full-size, pure electric three-row SUV, the iX7 will have to compete with some familiar models, most of which would also be made-in-America vehicles. Like its gas-powered sibling, the all-electric X7 should focus on the U.S. market, where large SUVs have greater demand. It should appeal to BMW customers who prefer tough, boxy, and relatively conventional-looking SUVs.


What is the BMW iX7 release date?

The BMW iX7 will reportedly start arriving at U.S. dealers in 2027.

What is the expected BMW iX7 price?

The BMW iX7 could start at around $110,000 in the U.S. market.

Which electric SUVs will the BMW iX7 contend with?

Featured image: Rendering of the BMW iX7 by TopElectricSUV is only for illustration and doesn’t preview the actual design.