BMW 7 Series Plug-In Hybrid On The Way

Soon joining the recently launched sixth-generation BMW 750i and 750Li, which arrive at dealers mid-October, will be an all-new 7 Series plug-in hybrid.

Arriving early in 2016, the 740e xDrive will combine a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that is integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission. Early claims put fuel consumption at 2.1L/100 km, with an electric-only range of up to 37 km.

The lithium-ion battery powering the electric motor is located out of harm’s way under the rear seat. It can be recharged through a household power outlet, a BMW iWallbox, or a charging station.

Battery charge control management will be linked to the navigation system to provide the optimum balance of electric-only operation and battery consumption, based on the driving route to the selected destination.

Specifications and pricing will be released closer to the launch date.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

First Drives2016 BMW 750Li: Living the High Life
Occasionally, press trips allow us working-class folk a glimpse at a world we rarely experience. It’s a brief dabble into a small portion of society that enjoys such things as lavish meals in restaurants that brandish Relais & Château plaques, boasting their status in an elite membership of high-end establishments.
GenevaBMW iPerformance: Another E-Nnovation for Geneva
In BMW’s booth at the Geneva Motor Show, right next to the gorgeous M760Li xDrive , there was a second version of the sleek sedan. Painted silver, this car is a complete opposite of its V12-powered sibling; instead of ultimate performance, the objective here is ultimate economy. This is the …
Test Drives2016 Mercedes-Benz S 550e: Green Executive
The electrification of the large luxury sedan segment is gaining momentum, as Mercedes-Benz has introduced the S 550e plug-in hybrid this year, joining a growing family of S-Class models that includes hot-rod AMG variants and the ultra-luxury Mercedes-Maybach S 600. It will go head to head with the BMW 740Le, …
Test Drives2017 BMW 750Li xDrive: The Lap of Luxury Knows no Bounds
There is something to be said about having the best of the best of something. BMW has many models in their lineup, but the 7 Series is their flagship top-of-the-line offering where all the luxury they can possibly dream of is instilled inside. The 750Li xDrive (the “L” stands for …
Comments