BMW i7 M70 xDrive vs Performance EV Sedan Rivals: Specifications Compared

Modified On Oct 20, 2023 12:28 PM By Ansh for BMW i7

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It arrives as an alternative to the likes of the Mercedes AMG EQS 53 and Audi RS e-tron GT

BMW has just launched the i7 M70 xDrive as the performance variant of its flagship luxury electric sedan. The i7 M70 has a few cosmetic changes in its exterior and interior design, and packs a more powerful electric motor. Here, we’ll see how this new sporty electric sedan fares against the two other sporty EVs offered in India: the Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 and the Audi RS e-Tron GT.

Size

BMW i7 M70 xDrive

Dimensions

BMW i7 M70 xDrive

Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 

Audi RS e-Tron GT

Length

5391mm

5223mm

4989mm

Width

2192mm

2125mm

1964mm (Without ORVMs)

Height

1544mm

1518mm

1418mm

Wheelbase

3215mm

3210mm

2903mm

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The biggest of the 3 electric sedans is the BMW i7 M70, but the AMG EQS 53 is not far behind. There is a noticeable difference in the length of both cars, but the rest of the dimensions are not so different. The more dynamically proportioned Audi RS e-Tron GT, on the other hand, is a lot smaller than the two luxurious offerings.

Audi RS e-Tron GT

Talking about the design, the BMW EV has a more rectangular shape with straight lines and flat panels, the AMG EQS 53 is more curvy, which results in its better aerodynamics, and the RS e-Tron GT carries a more traditional sports coupe-like design language. This also translates to a more opulent rear passenger space of the BMW and Mercedes EVs compared to the Audi alternative listed here.

Powertrain

Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53

Parameters

BMW i7 M70 xDrive

Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 

Audi RS e-Tron GT

Battery Pack

101.7kWh

107.8kWh

93.4kWh

Motor

Dual Motor

Dual Motor

Dual Motor

Power

650PS

761PS

645PS

Torque

1015Nm

1020Nm

830Nm

Claimed Range

560km 

Up to 580km

Up to 481km

0-100kmph

3.7 seconds

3.4 seconds

3.3 seconds

All three cars come with a dual motor all-whell-drive setup and big battery packs. The BMW and Mercedes-Benz EVs get similarly sized battery packs and similar claimed ranges. The AMG EQS 53 is not only the most powerful out of the three, but also has the highest range, though the RS e-Tron is the quickest to 100kmph, even with a less powerful motor.

Features

Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 Cabin

Parameters

BMW i7 M70 xDrive

Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 

Audi RS e-Tron GT

Exterior

  • Illuminated kidney grille

  • Black grille with M badging

  • M rear spoiler

  • Black door sill

  • 21-inch alloy wheels

  • Panoramic glass roof

  • AMG body styling

  • Digital lights

  • AMG spoiler lip

  • 21-inch alloy wheels

  • Red brake calipers

  • Panoramic sunroof

  • Black Audi logo

  • Carbon fibre roof

  • 20-inch alloy wheels

  • Panoramic glass roof

Interior

  • 3-spoke M leather steering wheel

  • M badge on steering wheel rim

  • Leather upholstery

  • Avantgarde package interior

  • Nappa leather steering wheel

  • AMG steering wheel buttons

  • AMG illuminated door sills

  • RS styling pack

  • Nappa leather upholstery

  • Sporty bucket seats

  • 3-spoke flat bottom steering wheel

Infotainment

  • 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system

  • 12.3-inch digital driver’s display

  • 31.3-inch 8K screen for rear passengers

  • 35-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system

  • 56-inch MBUX hyperscreen (3 integrated screens)

  • Heads-up display

  • Burmester sound system

  • Rear entertainment package
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system

  • 12.3-inch digital driver’s display

  • 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system

Comfort & Convenience

  • Auto closing doors

  • 4-zone climate control

  • Dual 5.5-inch touch displays for rear doors

  • Heated & ventilated front seats with massage function

  • Heated & ventilated rear outer seats with massage function

  • Front and rear wireless phone charging

  • 4-zone climate control

  • Heated & ventilated front seats with massage function

  • Heated & ventilated rear outer seats

  • 3-zone climate control

  • Wireless phone charging

  • 18-way adjustable front seats

  • Heated & ventilated front seats with massage function

Safety

  • 7 airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Dynamic stability control

  • Lane change warning

  • Blind spot detection

  • Rear cross traffic warning

  • 360-degree camera

  • 9 airbags

  • Parking assist

  • Lane departure assist

  • Steering assist

  • Adaptive highbeam assist

  • 9-airbags

  • Parking assist

  • 360-degree camera

  • Lane departure warning

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In terms of features, the BMW i7 M70 packs a lot more technology compared to its competition. While the AMG EQS does have a bigger touchscreen (the entire dashboard essentially) on offer, the BMW EV offers a better rear seat experience. When it comes to safety, the Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 takes the lead with more airbags and better driver assist tech.

Price

BMW i7 M70 xDrive

BMW i7 M70 xDrive

Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 

Audi RS e-Tron GT

Rs 2.50 crore

Rs 2.45 crore

Rs 1.94 crore

The BMW i7 M70 xDrive and the Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 are both similarly priced and offer similar features. If you’re looking for a luxury EV that can offer tech, comfort and performance in one package, you can easily consider both of them but the BMW has the edge for the rear seat experience. The Audi Rs e-Tron GT, on the other hand, has a big price difference from the two, and so is comparatively more accessible as it lacks the luxury equipment, space and range by comparison.

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