BMW 7 Series Hybrid out in the open

7-series | January 31st, 2009 by 6
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The new BMW 7 Series Hybrid has been spotted again somewhere in Munich. The 7er Hybrid which was unveiled at the L.A Auto Show in …

The new BMW 7 Series Hybrid has been spotted again somewhere in Munich. The 7er Hybrid which was unveiled at the L.A Auto Show in November uses a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine that delivers 407 horsepower and 442lb ft, working in combination with an AC electric motor that can add another 20 horserpower and 155lb ft of torque.

In mild hybrid form, the result is 15 percent less fuel consumption and emissions (in the EU test cycle) versus a combustion engine only equivalent.

BMW 7 Series Hybrid out in the open

The 7 Series Hybrid comes as a response to the Lexus LS 600hL and Mercedes-Benz’s S400 Bluetec Hybrid which was unveiled in 2007 at the L.A Show.

To improve even more the fuel efficiency, the start/stop technology and the part-time alternator have been implemented in the Hybrid version as well. Other standard hybrid features, such as regenerative braking and optimized aerodynamics.

The system uses a modular hybrid system which can be adapted to many different engine/vehicle combination, as opposed to a design-specific petrol engine/hybrid combination, which sees wider use in the automotive industry and it was jointly developed with Daimler, Chrysler and General Motors.

The 2010 BMW 7 Series Hybrid will go on sale late this year.

BMW 7 Series Hybrid out in the open

[Source: MotorAuthority ]

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shrawan-Raja/575162966 Shrawan Raja

    This is going to cost a dime. A hybrid luxury sedan from Bavaria, welcome!

  • Gord

    Hmm no hyrbird badge … Do you think the 7 series hybrid will have that slighty different front fascia compared to the regular ones ?

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Gord I’m not sure if it would make sense to have the front-fascia different. In the end, it will still have the hybrid badge on the car and most likely some specific colors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1315021455 Alex Romania

    @Shrawan Raja: It will be expensive, but it will target a specific market and people, so I’m sure they can afford it. Think about all the actors in Hollywood that are already driving the previous hybrid.

  • Gord

    @Horatiu B.

    That is a shame because I liked the slighty different front fascia shown on the 7 series hybrid concept.

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