BMW India will be launching the 7 Series ActiveHybrid L in the country this month on the 23rd. The 7 Series ActiveHybrid L will be the first hybrid vehicle from BMW to be launched in India. The BMW i8, which is also a hybrid, will be launched towards the end of this year.
The BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid is a mild hybrid which uses a V8 petrol motor, an eight-speed auto gearbox and an electric motor. The V8 petrol mill is a 4.4-litre TwinPower Turbo which is rated at 460 bhp @5500-6000 rpm and a peak torque of 72 kgm @ 2000-4500 rpm. In combination with the 20 hp electric motor, the 460 horses and 72 kgm of torque catapult this hybrid luxury sedan dismisses the 0 to 100 kmph mark in a mere 4.9 seconds and keeps accelerating to reach a top whack of 250 kmph. Even with a V8 under its hood, the 7 Series ActiveHybrid L delivers a combined fuel efficiency of 11 kmpl in the European cycle with a CO2 rating of 219 g/km.
The ActiveHybrid gets special displays on the instrument cluster that display the real-time efficiency and operating status of all hybrid components. The car gets Hybrid badging on the boot, the C-pillar and door sills.
The BMW 7 Series ActiveHybridL is expected to be priced aboove INR 1.5 Crores ex-showroom Delhi. The BMW 7 Series line up, which currently features the 730Ld, 740Li, 750Li and the flagship 760Li, is priced between INR 97.5 lakhs and INR 1.78 crores, ex-Showroom Delhi.
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