Luxury sedan shoppers now have a new plug-in hybrid option in the market.
The BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid will arrive at U.S. dealerships this month and will start at $90,095 including destination. Featuring a turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor, the BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid has a total system output of 322 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant is mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission with power being sent to all four wheels thanks to BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system.
According to BMW, the engine itself provides 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful four-cylinder engine BMW has ever used in a series-produced model. The electric motor generates 111 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, making it a great complement to the turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Standard equipment on the BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance includes LED headlights, the BMW Display Key, the ConnectedDrive navigation package, smartphone integration with wireless charging for mobile phones, an iDrive operating system expanded to include a touchscreen function for the Control Display and the globally unique BMW Gesture Control feature. Buyers will also benefit from auxiliary heating and air conditioning, allowing them to preset the interior’s temperature in advance.
The electrified sedan has a zero-to-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. When traveling on electric power alone, it can top out at 75 mph.
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