The Bmw Concept 7-Series ActiveHybrid is a clever interdependence of Bmw's new dual-turbo V8 engine and electric drive as a gentle hybrid concept. A compact electric motor, incorporated into the housing of the transmission, substitutes the typical alternator and also the starter. Power is generated by means of Brake Energy Regeneration to run all electrics on-board the car.
The merger of internal combustion engine and electric motor bring the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8's already powerful 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque and supplies an additional 20 horsepower and up to 155 lb-ft of torque as required. The drivetrain technology highlighted in the concept car permits improved driving dynamics along with a lowering of fuel consumption and emissions by 15 percent in the EU test cycle in contrast to the same car running solely on a combustion engine alone.
Simultaneously, the use of Bmw ActiveHybrid technology does not necessitate any compromises in driving behavior and attributes of the Bmw 7-Series. Energy is kept in a compact lithium-ion battery located in the luggage section.
An Auto Start Stop function helps to guarantee maximum efficiency in all driving conditions.The hybrid technology highlighted in the BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid is ideally fitted to the new standard in the full-sized performance luxury sedan segment just as the two-mode hybrid technology employed in the Bmw Concept X6 ActiveHybrid, also on exhibit in Los Angeles, is well suited to the world's first Sports Activity Coupe.
Bmw 7 Series again sets the benchmark - The Bmw 7 Series is an all-new fifth generation vehicle that radiates a natural presence, intrinsic sportiness and an sophistication born of exactitude in concept and execution.
A new V-8 engine with direct injection and twin turbochargers demonstrates Bmw EfficientDynamics at the peak level of performance. The 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V-8 produces 400 hp and 450lb-ft of torque. New, exclusive Bmwdriver-assistance systems and comfort-related attributes truly add to an outstanding driving and riding experience.