BMW continues testing with its upcoming BMW 7 Series Hybrid which will be sold under the 755ih name tag. Just last month, we were able to bring you the first spy photos of this new hybrid which seems to be kept out in the open by BMW.
In a way, it’s expected since the 7er Hybrid Concept has been already introduced at several auto shows around the world and the final production model doesn’t seem to be any different.
And to eliminate any doubt that we’re indeed looking at the 755ih, BMW has placed a sticker on the car: “Hybrid Vehicle Testing”. The 7 hybrid will be introduced at the end of this year and it’s expected to be more expensive than the current 750Li model.
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.
The electric motor is only used to support to petrol engine in achieve a higher performance. The result is a consumption reduction of around 15%.
BMW will introduce the 755ih at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Photos courtesy of Christian Wimmer!