BMW ActiveHybrid 7 to make its North American debut in LA

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is a car that stands out with the new standards it sets for performance and efficiency in the premium luxury class. Based on the newest BMW 7 Series, the car is a symbiosis of an upgraded twin-turbo, High Precision Direct Injection, and V8 engine with a 3-phase synchronous electric motor that gives it a combined output of 455 hp and maximum torque of 515 lb-ft. 

Power is transmitted via an 8-speed automatic transmission with the electric motor positioned between the engine and the torque converter. A lithium-ion battery was developed specifically for the BMW ActiveHybrid 7. The interaction of these power sources maximizes the efficiency and dynamic performance of the vehicle.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is able to accelerate from standstill to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, giving it the record as the quickest hybrid in the world. The car delivers fuel economy that's about 15-17% better than the 750i.

Official EPA ratings are anticipated to be released closer to the market launch. In addition, BMW's ActiveHybrid technology offers new features that promote efficiency while preserving comfort.

For instance, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is the first BMW with automatic transmission to feature Auto Start Stop to maximize efficiency by avoiding engine idling when stopped. The car's climate control system also remains fully operational when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is shut down.

Power would then be supplied directly through the 120-volt on-board network powered by the lithium-ion battery. Passengers are informed of the operating status of the hybrid components through special displays in the instrument cluster and the Central Display.

The ActiveHybrid 7 can be differentiated from the 750i by aerodynamically-tuned 19-inch light-alloy Aero wheels, and model designations on the trunk lid, C-pillars, and on the door cutouts. The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is now available in special Bluewater Metallic exterior paintwork.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

More positive news has been pouring in before the year ends. For those who have been waiting to hear the latest word on Toyota 86, we have some great news....
by - December 10, 2016
Hyundai is making the green vehicle race more competitive by offering three powertrain types -- pure electric (EV), hybrid (EV plus combustion engine) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – in one...
by - December 9, 2016
Although specs for the new Renault Megane had already surfaced several weeks ago, we didn’t know that the company has cooked up something new. Aside from the 200hp gasoline, Renault‘s...
by - December 9, 2016
For the first time in fifty-eight years, Infiniti registers its first US-Spec Q60 Coupe in Cuba. American products have not been allowed entry into Cuba for six decades. But it...
by - December 9, 2016
Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is...
by - December 9, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries