BMW M family replenished with a hybrid 7 SeriesSeptember 17, 2019
BMW in the near future is going to seriously expand the range of electrified cars: it is assumed that a hybrid version will appear in almost every model from the existing line – and this is not counting the planned “clean” electric cars. The “heated” M Performance family will also affect the process, and BMW decided to start right away with the flagship.
With the change of generations, the 7-Series sedan will lose 12-cylinder engines. However, the modification M750L will remain in the gamut – already with the index “e”. According to sources from the BMW Blog portal, a power plant is being prepared for this version of the sedan, consisting of a six-in-line power of about 400 hp. and electric motor. Together, they will be able to develop up to 550 hp and 800 Nm of torque.
This is somewhat more modest than the current M760Li. However, BMW expects that buyers of the hybrid “seven” will appreciate significantly reduced fuel consumption: thanks to the new generation of batteries (which will debut on the electric version of the BMW X3), the sedan will be able to go by electric traction much further than the current hybrid modification.
Moreover, BMW is seriously planning to equip almost all ICEs with which the new generation of the sedan will be equipped with starter-generators. Finally, the construction project and the “seven” with a fully electric power plant are considered. Such a sedan will be called the BMW i7 and will be able to drive without recharging up to 700 km. The planned debut of a new generation of flagship – in 2021.
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