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      09-29-2023, 07:12 AM   #1
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All-new i7 M70 review - is it the best BMW EVER? [Carwow]

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This is the BMW i7 M70!

The M70 is the performance version of the premium all-electric i7 released in 2022, and its design is a bit more aggressive with extensive black trim, sportier bumpers and 21-inch alloy wheels as standard with aerodynamic trim.

But if you thought the sporty upgrades would translate to the cabin, not so much - itís just as plush as the standard i7, although there are some M tricolour flashes and other M upgrades in there to keep it interesting.

However, with the M70ís impressive power upgrade comes an eye-watering price hike!

So is it worth the extra expense? Mat has all the answers for you to see if it stacks up against the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53+!

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      09-29-2023, 10:15 AM   #2
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Carwow went for maximum trigger warning with the caption on the screenshot there.
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You can see a BMW G60 i5 in this video multiple times in front of the i7 M70. Hopefully the embargo for the reviews on the i5 will be sometime next week.
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Carwow went for maximum trigger warning with the caption on the screenshot there.
Big click-bait energy.
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      09-29-2023, 10:54 AM   #5
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Nobody is going to buy this over the Mercedes S Class.
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Nobody is going to buy this over the Mercedes S Class.
Many people choose the i7 over the bubble looking EQS, and many buy the ICE version over the S class.

The 7 series is bigger, more powerful, and has more tech than the S class, so it was a pretty easy decision for me.
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I can only tolerate their videos when itís just one person - like this one. Watching them do their typical walkie-talkie jerk-offs is annoying AF.
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Oh look it's the massive shiny plastic grill from hell again.
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that paint spec is wild. the interior is pretty awesome though can't deny that
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Many people choose the i7 over the bubble looking EQS, and many buy the ICE version over the S class.

The 7 series is bigger, more powerful, and has more tech than the S class, so it was a pretty easy decision for me.
I despise the look of the EQS
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I can only tolerate their videos when itís just one person - like this one. Watching them do their typical walkie-talkie jerk-offs is annoying AF.
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Many people choose the i7 over the bubble looking EQS, and many buy the ICE version over the S class.

The 7 series is bigger, more powerful, and has more tech than the S class, so it was a pretty easy decision for me.
Agree, and I road tested an S before I got my 7. Not just bigger and more powerful but the 7 handles like a smaller car and the S handles like a big car. I didn't get a chance to test drive an S with 4 wheel steering but it wasn't just the steering; it was the way the suspension is tuned. The 7 IMHO navigates road imperfections as well or better and handles curves significantly better. I also prefer idrive even with all of its imperfections, to Mbux, which is significantly harder to use. Having seen Mbux for an extended period in my wife's '23 E450 wagon, I would say it is better than previous MBux versions but remains frustratingly complex and not at all intuitive,
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Well, if this smarmy little Brit GAVE me one, I'd take it. Otherwise, besides the extra HP and magical "M" badging, it's virtually the exact same car as the xDrive60 and eDrive50 (and ICE G70s too). So, since I won't be taking a $169K luxury car -- as he said, "the iPhone 15" of cars -- to the track, I believe I'll stick with my i7 eDrive50 at $60,000 less, thankyouverymuch.
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Well, if this smarmy little Brit GAVE me one, I'd take it. Otherwise, besides the extra HP and magical "M" badging, it's virtually the exact same car as the xDrive60 and eDrive50 (and ICE G70s too). So, since I won't be taking a $169K luxury car -- as he said, "the iPhone 15" of cars -- to the track, I believe I'll stick with my i7 eDrive50 at $60,000 less, thankyouverymuch.
The smarmy Brit has got it backward: the iPhone 15 is the BMW 7 of phones (and the 15pro the i7M70). (But only in black).
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The smary Brit has got it backward: the iPhone 15 is the BMW 7 of phones (and the 15pro the i7M70). (But only in black).
Yeah, sure, go ahead and confuse the issue with logic while I try to defend my particular <$100,000 iPhone purchase!
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I despise the look of the EQS
While remaining on the periphery of high conviction perspectives, it's difficult not to notice the fascination of Mercedes Benz designers with the contour of Scarabaeus viettei (aka dung beetle).
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While remaining on the periphery of high conviction perspectives, it's difficult not to notice the fascination of Mercedes Benz designers with the contour of Scarabaeus viettei (aka dung beetle).
I've often said that.

...especially that Succubus stuff.
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I still wonder if there is anyone who truly likes this weird wheel design? It does not look like a design effort but more of "let's put on whatever we can get our hands on" move!
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I donít get how MB made such a beautiful S class but the EQS looks like the cheapest car from the 70s. Theyíre having trouble selling them and are offering some big discounts.

As for me, the only electric car Iíd consider buying is one of those remote control ones, my kids love those!
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I can only tolerate their videos when itís just one person - like this one. Watching them do their typical walkie-talkie jerk-offs is annoying AF.
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