BMW is a bet for the future and is extending its range of vehicles hybrid technology . I recently attended the launch of the BMW X5 xDrive40e, who became the first plug-in hybrid from the German mark. Recently we also saw a prototype BMW Active Tourer Series 2 with the same configuration, making clear the trend.
technology now expands to the Series 7 , which from now on will be able to choose three models hybrid plug . Join the range BMW 740e , its long wheelbase version the BMW 740Le and variant with all-wheel drive BMW xDrive 740Le . These new members benefit from the eDrive technology brand that comes from experience during the development of the BMW i.
All three cars share the same powertrain. Use a gasoline engine turbo four-cylinder and 2.0-liter rated at 258 horses and 400 Nm torque. On the other hand it has a electric motor with 95 horses and 250 Nm. The combined power amounts to a total of 326 horses .
Consumption has been one of the aspects that has been taken into account. The BMW 740e and 740Le achieve an average consumption of 2.1 l / 100km , while the 740Le xDrive is increased to 2, 3 l / 100km . Regarding CO2 emissions, the 740e and emit only 740Le 49 g / km and variant with AWD 53 g / km.
The performance is not bad to be a large hybrid sedan. It accelerates the BMW 740e 0-100 km / h in 5.6 seconds, BMW 740Le in 5.7 seconds and 5.5 seconds in 740Le xDrive. The maximum speed is 240 km / h . Besides its lithium-ion battery located under the rear seat allows the vehicle to have an range of 40 kilometers all-electric mode (37 km to the 740Le xDrive).
Thanks to the eDrive technology has three driving modes. They can choose between Auto eDrive (the electric motor supports the gasoline accelerations or recovery) Max eDrive (all-electric and limited to 120 km / h) and Save Battery (keeps the level of battery charge). The navigator helps to manage energy doing calculations to reach the destination in electric mode.
Source – BMW
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