BMW has revealed details on the hybrid versions of the updated sedan 7 series. Flagship model with diesel-electric propulsion system received three versions: basic 745e, “stretched” 745Le and 745Le xDrive all-wheel drive.
The basis of the power plant plug-in hybrids was adapted three-liter petrol “six” of the family EfficientDynamics, outstanding 286 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. 113-horsepower electric motor with a peak torque of 265 Nm and a power from the battery pack with a capacity of 12 kilowatt-hours integrated into vosmidiapazonnym “automatic” Steptronic. In sport mode the total output of 394 power and 600 Nm of torque.
From zero to 100 kilometers per hour BMW 745e accelerates in 5.2 seconds, 745Le – 5.3 seconds, and 745Le xDrive for 5.1 seconds. The maximum speed of the sedan is limited at around 250 kilometers per hour.
In the hybrid driving mode, the BMW 7 series just for electric can accelerate to 110 kilometers per hour, which is 20 more than the predecessor. In all-electric mode, the limiter is shifted to 140 kilometres per hour. Depending on the modifications with full batteries “seven” rides the electric range from 50 to 58 kilometers. The fuel consumption of the sedan in the combined cycle is an average of 2.3 liters per 100 kilometers.
The power plant operates in several modes: hybrid, when you select the optimum interaction of the engine and electric motor, all-electric, sports – motor acts as a helper engine, and the so-called adaptive Battery Control. In the latter system maintains the battery charge level set by the driver.
As an option for the hybrid “sevens” available packages Pure Excellence and M sports and all the assistance systems and suspension variants as a conventional 7 series. This summer, owners of hybrid will offer new digital services. For example, selecting navigation route to a public charging station, will offer a list of nearby hotels, restaurants and attractions. Using a multimedia system it will also be possible to book a charging terminal for some time.