BMW 7 Series gets an iPerformance update

by • July 26, 2016 • NewsComments (0)6107

The sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series is a true flagship of the BMW range, blending comfort, style and cutting edge technology in equal measure. BMW has borrowed technology from the BMW i sub-brand to follow in the footsteps of the BMW X5 eDrive40e, BMW 225xe and the BMW 330e to create the new BMW 740e and 740Le xDrive. The plug-in-hybrid variants of the new BMW 7 Series allow long-distance comfort and luxury to be experienced in combination with all-electric, locally emission-free mobility.

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Both models sit within the BMW iPerformance range and benefit from BMW eDrive and the Carbon Core body structure with which are rooted in know-how from BMW i. Working intelligently together, the combustion engine produces an output of 258hp whilst the electric drive system produces 112hp, resulting in a combined system output of 326hp and a combined peak torque of 500Nm. The immediate response of the accelerator and sustained delivery of dynamic power allow the BMW 740e to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 5.4 seconds and the BMW 740Le xDrive to complete the same sprint in 5.3 seconds.

The high-voltage lithium-ion battery has a gross capacity of 9.2kWh and net capacity of 7.4kWh. It is stored underneath the rear seat bench in a space-saving position that also provides optimum crash safety.

The BMW 740Le xDrive follows in the tyre tracks of the BMW X5 xDrive40e as the brand’s second model to distribute its power permanently to all four wheels in pure electric driving. The intelligent all-wheel-drive system ensures supreme traction, directional stability and enhanced agility through all types of corners in all-weather and road conditions.

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