BMW ActiveHybrid 7 2013 Sedan Review – NCNR.Com

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BMW ActiveHybrid 7 2013 Sedan Review

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 2013 Sedan Review. While eco-friendlier hybrids are admirable alternatives among luxury sedans, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 2013  simply doesn#8217;t make financial sense.

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 2013

The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 2013  gets 3 mpg better in combined driving over its gasoline counterpoint, which isn’t great. But with its new inline-6 engine, it now gets 30 mpg for 2013. We like that BMW dropped the ActiveHybrid 7 price even further for the 2013 model year, and the difference between the hybrid and gasoline model has shrunk to $5K.

However, we really would like to see better fuel economy for a hybrid. The biggest changes for the ActiveHybrid are that the previous V-8 engine is replaced with an inline-6 and it is now only offered in the long-wheelbase format. Though the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 2013 gets a little less fun for 2013 sans the V-8 engine, it still makes a good showing with a nice ride and handling, excellent acceleration and plenty of tech features to keep you entertained during your commute.

Classified as a large luxury sedan, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is available in a single trim: the 740Li Hybrid. Powering the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 that combines with a supplemental electric motor fed by a lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, the gas and electric motors produce 350 hp and 360 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and sends power to the rear wheels.

BMW estimates the 740Li Hybrid will accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Meanwhile, the EPA estimates fuel economy at 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 25 mpg in combined driving. We have yet to drive the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 2013 ourselves, but we don#8217;t expect it to behave that differently from the standard BMW 7 Series.

Unlike the gasoline-only 7 Series, though, the 740Li Hybrid can glide silently on electric power only.

The caveat, however, is that it takes a very light throttle application and range is limited to a maximum of 2.5 miles at a top speed of 37 mph. The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 2013 will not disappoint those seeking a confident, comfortable long-distance cruiser. The ride is comfortable yet composed, and the different drive settings allow each driver to set the car to reflect individual preferences.

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