2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Overview – HybridCars.com

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BMW ActiveHybrid 7

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BASE MSRP: $84,895

For BMW refreshed its entire 7-Series and its ActiveHybrid 7–introduced as its first sedan in 2011, carried in 2012 – may now be the most sensibly of them all.

The outgoing 7 was a sort of breathed-on 750i or with its powerful 4.4-liter V8 with a modest electric to theoretically give the performance of a V12 the mileage of a V8. It was priced in the low six figures, were few takers, and BMW has scrapped the system for 2013.

Now the hybrid of the 7-Series utilizes essentially the 3.0-liter six-cylinder based plus larger electric as found in the 2013 ActiveHybrid 5 .

It was not an utter act of de-contenting the car, as the are still plentiful, but under the the ActiveHybrid 7 is not as close an alternative to the V8-equipped, $119,910, and head-of-state-worthy LS 600h L .

By comparison, the BMW is actually now a leader, and is priced midway the 7-Series range – the same pricing strategy the ActiveHybrid 5 within the 5-Series, by the way, the ActiveHybrid 3 is a 3-Series range except for the M-Series versions.

The 7 starts at $84,895, thus between the $74,195 740i and 750Li xDrive, and well the $140,200 760Li and also Alpina variants.

To top it off, its EPA-rated mileage is now 5 mpg on the combined cycle and it still within the realm of a 7-Series, as be expected.

New Powertrain

As a full the ActiveHybrid7 uses BMW’s inline-six twin-scroll turbo an electric motor.

The gas engine 315 horsepower, the same as in the 740i. The adds 55 horsepower and 155 pounds-feet of

Because the two power sources their peak at different combined output is rated at 349 and peak torque is 367 pounds-feet.

BMW estimates the ActiveHybrid 7 accelerates 0 to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds.

As a full it can travel on electricity alone up to 37 mph if driver goes easy on the

The car has a “coasting mode” which can off the gas engine when in motion, it to travel emissions-free when

“Intelligent energy management” the ActiveHybrid 7 analyze the driving ahead in order to prime the drive components for maximum

Strong Underpinnings

Other in the revised 7-Series flagship include the world’s first controlled damping system shock absorbers are adjusted at each wheel based on the of the road surface and driving

This suspension feature each wheel’s compression and settings to be adjusted continuously and from one another.

BMW says a chassis setting, for example, can be with comfortable responses to in the road surface.

This which combines the Steering system for the front with rear wheel

Of it, BMW says:

The optimized system unit processes information on rotation speeds, steering movement, yaw rate and lateral to ensure optimum steering for the driving situation at hand. Active Steering also with a variable steering on the front wheels, which parking and maneuvering easier and impressive precision at higher

In Sum

The rest of the ActiveHyrbid 7 is pure BMW chock full of technology and creature comforts.

As a hybrid, it still perform within the of this model range, and BMW – as has Audi, and Mercedes – has sure this vehicle is not just to save maximum and mpg.

Rather, the formula has been to enhanced performance while improving mileage and emissions.

The story on the 2013 ActiveHybrid 7 is BMW slashed its price, made it ecologically sensible than and improved its value proposition for upper echelon car.

If a 7-Series, it would appear to now more sense to opt for the hybrid than before, as perceptible have been addressed in the

For more information, please BMW’s Web site .

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