2013 Bmw ActiveHybrid 7 priced at $84,895

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 30, 2012

BMW has released the U.S specification price list for the 2013 ActiveHybrid 7 model, which has a starting price of $84,895. The luxury hybrid features a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder, twin-scroll turbocharged engine and a 40-kW electric motor. 348 hp (260 kW / 354 PS) and 367 lb-ft (497 Nm) of torque.

The hybrid power train could deliver up to 348 hp (260 kW / 354 PS) and 367 lb-ft (497 Nm) of torque, enabling the car to go from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, while in electric mode it can only go as quickly as 37 miles (60 km/h). The other model uses the same drivetrain with the company's ActiveHybrid lineup, which includes the 3-Series and 5-Series models. So far, it is similar to its counterparts that are actually smaller. It is powered by the same eight-speed automatic transmission. 

The new model year ushers in a proper full hybrid as it's now able to run only on electric power (up to 2.5 miles), unlike the 2012MY. Unlike the outgoing model, the power unit of the new one will be turned off when the ActiveHybrid 7 is at a full stop, making use of its electric motor to transform the vehicle's kinectic energy into electrical energy in the battery.

The car comes with a single electric motor that has been installed where normally the torque converter is positioned in a car that has an automatic transmission. This electric motor can either power the car or charge the lithium-ion battery. It can’t do both things at the same time. The EPA ratings weren’t announced yet though. Notably, the outgoing model can return an EPA-rated 20 miles per gallon.

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