IM L7- Another Premium Electric Sedan from China

Just 18 months since IM Motors was founded as a joint venture between SAIC, Alibaba, and Zhangjiang Hi-Tech, their first model– the L7 premium electric sedan is almost ready for customer deliveries.

In terms of dimensions, the IM L7 measures 5,098mm long, 1,960mm wide, 1,485mm tall and have a wheelbase of 3,100mm. To give you an idea of its size, the current generation Toyota Camry measures 4,890/ 1,840/ 1,450mm & has a 2,820mm wheelbase, which makes the IM L7 even longer, much wider and taller than Camry while having a very generous wheelbase ensuring greater inside space for the occupants. The L7 also has an impressive drag coefficient of 0.21 Cd which is a key aspect in determining the energy consumption of EVs.

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Design wise the L7 is a very impressive sedan with (∑) epsilon-shaped daytime running lights being the first thing that catch the attention. It gives a very distinctive light signature no one is going to mistake seeing in their rear view mirror. Further back, gently sculpted sides with a taut crease running to the rear lights make the L7 look lithe and dynamic. Towards the back, there is a full-width lightbar kinked in the middle into a duck-tail rear. Other notable features include the black roof that houses a full-length panoramic window, and the dome behind the windscreen which houses sensors and cameras.

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Inside the L7 ambience is equally striking. Sitting atop the wide leather-covered dashboard is a massive 39-inch 4K resolution touchscreen display composed of one 26-inch screen and one 13-inch screen. Both can be lowered by a couple of inches at the touch of a button or when race mode is activated, upon which G-sensors and timing clocks are displayed. Beneath these, there is yet another screen, a 12.8-inch AMOLED affair which offer controls for most functions in the car. Seats are clad in Bavarian-sourced leather while micro-fiber lined upper surfaces give off a very premium vibe. Touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel, doors and dash look quite attractive too.

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