After launching the new X5 on May 29, BMW India will be launching the 7 Series ActiveHybrid in the country next month. 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 soon.
The ActiveHybrid is a mild hybrid with a which uses a V8 petrol motor, an eight-speed auto gearbox and an electric motor. From the 4.4-litre TwinPower Turbo V8 mill, the 7 Series ActiveHybrid L gets a power rating of 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 luxo-barge to 100 kmph from standstill in just 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 between INR 1.5 to 1.8 Crores ex-showroom Delhi. The 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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via : Motoring