BMW 755ih Hybrid production model spotted

7-series | May 28th, 2009 by 8
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One of the new models promised by BMW this year, the 7 Series Hybrid, was spotted by one of the readers over at our blog. …

One of the new models promised by BMW this year, the 7 Series Hybrid, was spotted by one of the readers over at our blog. Marketed under the 755ih name, the new 7er Hybrid production model will make its official debut at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt this fall.

The ActiveHybrid Concept was unveiled back at the L.A Auto Show, where we had the opportunity to spend some time with the car.  We also learned there that the BMW 755ih uses a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 petrol engine that delivers 407 horsepower and 442lb ft, working in combination with an AC electric motor that can add another 20 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.

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Being developed under the BMW EfficientDynamics program, the 7er Hybrid uses new technologies to improve even more the fuel efficiency, starting with the the Start/Stop technology and the part-time alternator, and continuing with the “Brake Energy Regeneration” system which conserves and reuses the braking energy to power the Hybrid vehicle.

Judging from these new photos, there seem to be no major difference between the Hybrid and the regular 7 Series models, of course, if we were to ignore the large Hybrid stickers found on the car. Inside, we can still see a laptop and cables used by the German engineers during the testing process.

The BMW 755ih will be available in late fall and the pricing is expected to jump over the $100,000 mark.

[Source: BimmerToday and Andreas ]

8 responses to “BMW 755ih Hybrid production model spotted”

  1. Matt Stokes says:

    Love the fact that in the foreground we have BMW latest cutting edge 755ih, and in the background there’s an old E23 :)

  2. Joe Haynes says:

    Does anyone know the official name for the colour of that 7-Series?

    Is it Deep Sea Blue or the Imperial Blue that is offered on this model?

  3. andreas says:

    it´s definitely deep blue sea. imperial blue is very darkish, almost like carbon black on the e60.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      Is it Deep Sea blue? I can’t really tell….I always thought the 7 Hybrid will have specific colors

      • andreas says:

        yes it is, i took the pictures. there was a new bmw z4 35i in deep sea blue and it looks the same as the 7 hydrid. in the picture it looks very dark because of the weather.

  4. patricksixer says:

    Look at the E23 in the background! LOL! Awesome!

    No, I like the new 7 too…

  5. jon H says:

    yesterday i was cruising around up at BMW NA and what cruises past me? none other than the % series GT.

    couldnt get the camera ready in time and the drier knew i caught on a sped off into a covered garage.

  6. 22i18a12 says:

    They should have put the electric motor in the 740i/740li as that car is greener and less powerful. This would also make it the perfect rival for the Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid.

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