A new type of BMW 7-Series will go on sale this month, with Bavaria finally fielding plug-in hybrid competitors who will take on the Mercedes-Benz S550e. BMW has just sharing details about gas-electric ship, which will make a choice between these two luxobarges little easier.
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740e will offer the same hybrid powertrain as found in the BMW X5 xDrive40e, couples turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor that is located in an eight-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all four wheels. With a variety of electricity is only 14 miles, 740e has been rated at 64 mpg-e by the EPA; by comparison, S550e will do 12 miles in its own juice and is rated at 58 mpg-e.
740e powertrain combination will provide 322 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque and will be able to make the Olympic sprint from 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. 740e will feature a 9.2-kWh lithium-ion battery is hidden behind the rear seats that can be filled in less than two hours with a Level 2 charger, although simple connector will do the same in seven hours.
The entry price is $ 90,095, although a glance through the book selection will easily crack the $ 100,000 barrier, as one would expect. It remains to be seen how the plug-in hybrid will be done in this type of environment the current price of gas, although BMW has no other choice in this price segment when it comes to the 7-Series. This will allow 740e to be an attractive option when it comes to price - more 7s existing - and compromise on performance almost moot, which might explain why it took so long to BMW's model field.