Originally, it was the BMW i, two different cars (the i3 and the i8), but exclusive, very environmentally conscious, now these technologies have been transferred on some models already in the range, named iPerformance, starting from the team of house, the BMW 7 Series are currently three: the 740th, the 740Le and 740Le xDrive, whose name already says it all. The first is the hybrid version plug-in, the second also has the long pitch, the third has the four-wheel drive. This for international markets: in Italy will be available only the 740th, at a price of 97,350 Euros.
Consumes as subcompact
By BMW i, the Series 7 iPerformance picks up the plug-in hybrid system, which combines the 2-liter four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol with a power of 258 hp and an electric motor of 113 hp, built-in 8-speed Steptronic gearbox. The result is a total power of 326 hp, with acceleration from a standstill, for the 740th, of 5.4 seconds and a fuel consumption (average) from subcompact, which varies between 2.2 and 2 liters per 100 km, depending on the type of rubber used, and CO2 emissions by between 50 and 45 g / km.
The promises of the electric
The Series 7 can also be operated only with the electric motor, reaching speeds up to 140 km / h, and with an autonomy that can reach 48 km; if you drive to the bottom, it comes to the aid the gasoline engine. By i, the 740th also steals the body with Carbon Core, but the i8 also activated, on demand, the headlights Laser Light glare. Waiting to try it, we suggest you read the article on our driving impressions of the X5 xDrive40e and 330e, respectively, the plug-in versions of the SUV and the German sedan