BMW is using the futuristic technology found on the i8 and i3 to complete the range of the current 7 Series. So, after we saw models like the BMW X5 eDrive40e, BMW 225xe and the BMW 330e, the German manufacturer is now introducing the BMW 740e, the plug-in-hybrid variant of the new BMW 7 Series.
The limousine benefits from BMW eDrive and the Carbon Core body structure with which are rooted in know-how from BMW i. The electric motor is fully integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. This ensures the pure-electric driving.
Working together, the combustion engine produces an output of 258 hp whilst the electric drive system produces 112 hp, resulting in a combined system output of 326 hp and a combined peak torque of 500 Nm. This allows the BMW 740e to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 5.4 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 740e records a combined fuel consumption of 134.5 mpg. The CO2 emissions associated with petrol consumption are 49g/km. The pure electric mode is available for 29 miles.