2017 BMW 740e Hybrid – 2016 Geneva Motor Show LIVE
The 2015 BMW 740e Hybrid luxury sedan is on display at 2016 Geneva Motor Show alongside the M760Li xDrive variant. Marketed under the new iPerformance brand the plug-in hybrid sedan is available in three variants – 740e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance.
Powering the hybrid 7er is a 258 PS 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor. Combined system output stands at 326 PS with a pure electric drive range of 40 km for the rear wheel drive variants and 37 km for the xDrive all-wheel drive model.
The 2017 740e Hybrid is claimed to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 5.5 seconds yet delivers an impressive fuel efficiency of 2.1 – 2.3 litres/100 km (upto 47.61 kmpl depending on the variant). Tailpipe emissions are rated at 49 g/km of CO2. The 9.2 Kwh battery can be charged through regular wall socket in 4 hours while BMW i Wallbox reduces the time to under 3 hours.
The equipment level of the hybrid model is identical to the regular 7 Series variants which is to say that it comes packed to the gills with safety and comfort features. The 2017 BMW 740e Hybrid receives a Driving Experience Control switch and a new configurable adaptive driving mode in addition to regular Eco, Pro, Comfort and Sport modes.