2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Sedan

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BMW ActiveHybrid 7

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Sedan FROM $97,000

The 2012 BMW 7 is both more powerful and fuel-efficient than its 750i but it’s also considerably

What’s New for 2012

The 2012 BMW 7 has a lower MSRP this though some previously equipment is now optional, including the display and the active and ventilated seats.


There are two types of gasoline/electric hybrid-powered those whose existence is to move people from one to another with the least of gasoline, and those that the same technology to offer performance. The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 to the latter school of thought.

So try not to of the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 as a rolling with a price tag that its efficiency. Instead consider it’s a sophisticated super with the power of a V12 engine, with the thirst of a mere V8. then does this techno-vessel begin to make

At the heart of the 7 Series hybrid a twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V8 and an advanced automatic transmission. Of course, is also a three-phase synchronous motor sandwiched between When the output from systems is combined and blended, the is a 17-foot-long missile that can accelerate like a sports car or about 24 mpg on the highway — but not

Compared to the regular BMW 750i, the 7 loses only about 1 foot of trunk space to the batteries that make all possible. The ActiveHybrid 7 also between 275 and 450 pounds more its non-hybrid analogues, depending on wheelbase is selected. But the added is not from batteries alone.

The is loaded in other ways as

Well-heeled buyers who are accustomed to the best will not find the 7 lacking in amenities either. of the options on either the 740i or flagship sedans are standard on the 7. Stand-alone options are few and others into suites of either technology (like an infrared camera with pedestrian or progressive comfort enhancements and massaging rear seats with powered privacy

If fuel economy is your goal, you could buy two Chevy a charging station and probably a array for your home’s for the cost of the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7. On the hand, if greater performance is a the even more powerful or the Alpina B7 are likely better

Meanwhile, Porsche now offers the Hybrid at a similar price. It from better mileage at the expense of power). There’s the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, the BMW’s price a little also delivering slightly fuel economy.

However, if you are looking for a luxury sedan combines hybrid street with sub-5-second 0-60-mph and dynamic handling, then the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is the only game in

Body Styles, Trim and Options

The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is a luxury sedan available in and extended-wheelbase 750Li trims. The 750i comes with a of standard features, including alloy wheels, a power-closing soft-close doors, automatic xenon headlights, an adaptive suspension, front and rear sensors, a sunroof, rain-sensing power-folding and auto-dimming heated and keyless entry/ignition.

On the inside, you’ll find automatic climate control, heated front seats memory functions, a power steering wheel, wood and leather upholstery. Standard features include Bluetooth connectivity, the iDrive electronics a hybrid information display, a camera, a voice-activated hard-drive-based system with real-time and a 16-speaker CD/DVD surround-sound system with HD radio, an audio jack, a USB/iPod and digital music storage.

750i options are grouped packages. The Cold Weather includes a heated steering and heated rear seats, a ski bag for the trunk pass-through. The Driver package adds a blind-spot system, a lane-departure warning a head-up display, top and sideview and automatic high beams.

options include 20-inch with performance tires, exterior trim, active and front seats, rear a leather-trimmed dashboard/console, various wood accents, satellite a NightVision infrared display pedestrian detection, a rear-seat system with a six-DVD and BMW apps smartphone integration.

The adds a 5.5-inch-longer wheelbase for rear seat space and a air suspension. In addition to the options above, the 750Li is eligible for a Rear Seating package, includes power rear with cooling and massaging

Powertrains and Performance

The hybrid 7 features a gasoline/electric hybrid plant. The 4.4-liter direct-injected and V8 is familiar from other BMW but is extensively tweaked in this — there’s no starter or for example. Power is sent to the wheels through an eight-speed transmission.

BMW ActiveHybrid 7

Alone, the gasoline is rated at 440 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of The electric motor — between the engine and transmission is powered by a trunk-mounted lithium-ion Thanks to the quirks of hybrid measurement, total combined is 455 hp and 515 lb-ft.

For reference, the non-hybrid 750 400 hp and 450 lb-ft.

EPA-estimated fuel stands at 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 20 mpg (the regular 750 has a 17 mpg combined BMW says the ActiveHybrid 7 accelerates zero to 60 mph in a sizzling 4.7 seconds, to 5.2 for the regular 7 Series.


safety features include brakes, stability/traction control, side airbags, front airbags, side curtain active front head and the BMW Assist emergency response

Optional safety features and top and sideview parking cameras, a departure warning system, a warning system, and infrared vision with pedestrian that displays the images in the main dash display or in a display (if so equipped).

Interior and Special Features

As BMW’s the 7 Series sedan represents the pinnacle of luxury, comfort and technology. Supple leather and wood accents adorn every surface, and the highly front seats ensure for virtually any body type. The system has evolved to become one of the of its breed, employing a controller along with several buttons to simplify often-used

Notably, the ActiveHybrid 7 includes standard features that are on the regular 750, including the 16-speaker sound system and ignition/entry.

The rear seats are accommodating for taller adults, and the versions offer even legroom (by almost 6 inches) and increased headroom. Available seat heating/ventilating and even a feature should satisfy the demanding of passengers. Impressively, the lithium-ion battery subtracts 1 cubic foot from the 7’s 14-cubic-foot cargo

Driving Impressions

At about 15 the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7‘s economy gains over a 750 are not insignificant. Neither is the hybrid’s added weight, but that is makes the next part so This super-luxury sedan is impressive when your on the floor. Of course, the conventional 750 is very quick, but the ActiveHybrid additional power is immediately particularly when the electric comes online with an surge.

Yet the ActiveHybrid 7’s and handling are remarkably unaffected by additional weight.

Compared to luxury hybrid sedans, the BMW 7 has a firmer, more direct quality, even in Comfort This yields a more driving experience, making the 7 a hybrid sedan that’s fun to drive.

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