New BMW 7 Series Hybrid gets a name: BMW 755ih

7 Series | May 1st, 2009 by 2
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The new generation BMW hybrid models have been first unveiled at the L.A Auto Show last fall. We had the opportunity to see live the BMW 7 Series Hybrid, along with the X6 SAC powered by a hybrid system.At the time, the new 7er was just being referenced as an ActiveHybrid vehicle without carrying the typical BMW naming convention.

Despite the fact that many auto sites are calling the new 7 Hybrid as the 750ih, we have learned from a source that the final naming convention will be……755ih. Regardless of the name, the production model will make its debut on German soil at the Frankfurt IAA car show.

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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. 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. The braking energy is being conserved and reused to power the Hybrid vehicle.

In the last few years, BMW has put a lot of effort in the EfficientDynamics program and the 7 Series Hybrid is the “icing on the cake”.

BMW 7 Series Hybrid Photo Gallery