IM L7

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IM L7
Overview
ManufacturerIM Motors
Also calledZhiji L7
Production2022–present
AssemblyChina: Shanghai
Body and chassis
Classfull-size car (F)
Body style4-door sedan
Layout
Powertrain
Electric motor
Power output
  • RWD:
  • 250 kW (340 hp; 340 PS)
  • AWD:
  • 177 kW (237 hp; 240 PS) (front)
  • 250 kW (340 hp; 340 PS) (back)
  • 427 kW (577 hp; 580 PS) (combined)
Transmission1-speed direct-drive
Battery
Electric range615 km (382 mi)
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,100 mm (122.0 in)
Length5,098 mm (200.7 in)
Width1,960 mm (77.2 in)
Height1,485 mm (58.5 in)

The IM L7 is a battery electric full-size sedan produced by Chinese automobile manufacturer IM Motors, also known as Zhiji Motors, a joint venture between SAIC Motor, Pudong New Area and Alibaba. Production of the vehicle started in early 2022.

Overview[edit]

IM L7 front
IM L7 rear

The IM L7 was revealed as a prototype on 19 April 2021, at Auto Shanghai, alongside the IM LS7 concept SUV and Airo concept car.[1] On the same day, the car went on pre-sale.[2] The L7 is intended to be a competitor of the shorter Tesla Model S in the Chinese car market, with its IM AD autonomous driving system, and went on sale in Q1 2022.[3]

Specifications[edit]

The IM L7 uses the company's IM AD intelligent driving system, which uses Nvidia's Jetson Xavier chipset, LIDAR, 12 cameras, 5 millimeter wave radars, and 12 ultrasonic sensors. This enables the car to be driven autonomously on freeways and semi-autonomously on city streets, as well be summoned by the driver and parked by itself.[3]

The base variant of the L7 uses a single rear motor with 340 hp (250 kW; 340 PS), while the top-level variant uses a twin-motor setup, with 237 hp (177 kW; 240 PS) in the front motor and 340 hp (250 kW; 340 PS) in the back, each of the motors using a 93 kWh battery with a NEDC range of 615 km (382 mi).[3] The IM L7 uses wireless charging.[4]

The chassis used for the IM L7 was developed with input of British engineering consultant Williams Advanced Engineering, which features four wheel steering and a CDC electronic-controlled damping system.[3]

Interior[edit]

The interior features both a 39 in (99 cm) dashboard touchscreen and a 12.3 in (31 cm) center touchscreen, as well touchpads on the steering wheel. The car is equipped with a 22-speaker sound system with a total output of 1120 watts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tudose, Sergio (12 April 2021). "IM L7 Is China's Latest Luxury EV Saloon, Will Take You to 62 MPH in 3.9 Seconds". Autoevolution. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  2. ^ "SAIC, Alibaba-backed EV brand IM begins presale of first model L7". Gasgoo. 19 April 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e de Feijter, Tycho (10 September 2021). "IM L7 Is A New Tesla-Killing Electric Sedan From China". CarNewsChina. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  4. ^ Smith, Sam D. (12 April 2021). "Zhiji L7 Is An Electric Sports Sedan From China With Wireless Charging, 620-Mile Range". Carsoops. Retrieved 11 September 2021.

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