WATCH | BMW's EQS rival, the luxurious all-electric i7 undergoes acoustic testing

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BMW i7 prototype is undergoing testing in Germany ahead of its global launch in the next 12 months.
BMW i7 prototype is undergoing testing in Germany ahead of its global launch in the next 12 months.
  • All-new, all-electric ultra-luxury BMW flagship nears production readiness.
  • The car will go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz EQS.
  • i7 is expected to deliver the most serene driving experience of any BMW that's come before it.
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It's no secret that BMW is readying its Mercedes-Benz EQS challenger, the all-new i7. The new range-topping all-electric BMW has already undergone durability testing, and now, it's time to tune the acoustics inside the vehicle to ensure it delivers the most serene driving experience imaginable.

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At the company's Research and Innovation Centre in Munich, senior BMW test and development engineers check the full range of the vehicle's sound emissions and immissions.

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Electric motor and rolling noise are analysed in detail, as are the aeroacoustics and vibration comfort, to determine the new luxury sedans' acoustic properties fully. This also includes precise alignment of acoustic pedestrian protection and the motor sound emitted in the interior of the BMW i7 – the latter developed as part of BMW IconicSounds Electric, a collaborative venture between the BMW Group and Hollywood film music composer Hans Zimmer.

Take a look at this short video of the all-new BMW i7 undergoing acoustics assessments in Germany ahead of its global launch within the next 12 months.


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