BMW is expanding its 7 series sedan line up and the newest entrant to join the lot is the plug-in hybrid version 740e iPerformance.
As with most other models, this was slated for the Geneva show but has been revealed earlier with all the specifications and performance capabilities.
The BMW 740e iPerformance is powered by a 2.0-liter petrol engine which renders 190kW power with 400 Nm torque. The hybrid is also integrated with an electric motor that delivers 70 kW of power combined with 250 Nm torque. The battery power is extremely high when compared to most other models available from the brand. The company claimed that it can easily power a heavy limousine without difficulty and offer an amazing 40 kilometers mile range on a single range. The motor has a top speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
Designed to offer the best of gasoline and electric power, the BMW 740e iPerformance is a promising new launch from the brand. It’s engine and electric motor work in unison to offer the best performance on road. The car renders a total of 240kW of power. It can readily accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5.6 seconds. Considering the weight of the vehicle, this is a relatively promising speed and mile range.
In a technical perspective, even though not as long as one would imagine it to be, the BMW 740e is a limo which is available with two different wheelbases. One of them is shorter while the other considerably helps expand the size of the car. Buyers opting for the longer version of the limo can choose to pick the xDrive all-wheel drive system.
The electric motor is powered using a 9.2 kWh lithium ion battery which is compact in size that enabled the engineers to mount it under the rear seat. It has been designed in an energy efficient manner and performs a wide range of tasks including braking in specific occasions. The team behind the car claimed that it allows the rest of the components to function and conserve energy for seamless performance throughout the ride.
For those of you who are wondering about its charging time, the BMW 740e iPerformance can be charged from zero to full in four hours using a 230volt socket. It may vary in countries where lesser powered sockets are used but the charging time will be kept at the minimal so that you don’t have to spend hours to keep the battery ready for a long drive. It’s expected launch price is $290,000.