BMW has electrified the 7 Series G70 in a variety of ways. All combustion engines will be mildly hybridized and marketed alongside the zero-emissions i7. There are also two distinct PHEV variants, one of which is the first M Performance hybrid. The BMW M760e xDrive is set to be on sale in the spring of 2023. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait until then to learn about the technical specs, since all of the juicy data are available here.
The very first M Performance PHEV
The 760i xDrive features a V8 engine, whilst the M760e xDrive has a smaller inline-six with the traditional 3.0-liter displacement, 48V technology, and an electric motor. The combustion engine produces 380 horsepower (280 kilowatts) at 5,200 rpm and 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque at 1,850 rpm on its own. The e-motor adds 200 horsepower (145 kW) and 280 Nm of torque (206 lb-ft). The M Performance plug-in hybrid produces 571 horsepower (420 kW) and 800 Nm when the two engines are combined (590 lb-ft).
The electric muscle allows the huge and hefty vehicle to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds. It will continue to accelerate until it reaches 155 mph (250 km/h), at which point the electronic maximum speed limitation will kick in. When the six-cylinder gasoline engine is turned off, the top speed reduces to 87 mph (140 km/h).
The M760e xDrive, like all other 7 Series variants with a combustion engine, has an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack with a useable capacity of 18.7 kWh, which is more than 50% more than that of the previous 7er PHEV. Furthermore, the charging power has been increased from 3.7 kW to 7.4 kW by the experts. This enables the owner to recharge the battery completely in less than three hours. It will take around nine hours to obtain a 100 percent state of charge if you utilize a domestic socket (SOC).
Electric Range of 50 Miles
The M760e xDrive is designed to give 50 miles (80 kilometers) of electric range in the WLTP test when the battery is fully charged. BMW notes that the electric driving mode is only possible in temperatures below -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) after a few miles of driving the vehicle to warm up the battery pack.
M Performance 7 Series with a PHEV configuration claims to achieve incredible fuel efficiency when operated as a hybrid. BMW forecasts that it will use as little as 1.1 liters per 100 kilometers (213.8 miles per gallon) in the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of just 25 g/km in the WLTP test.
It’s worth mentioning that the M760e xDrive will be the most powerful 7 Series for a limited time. That’s because an i7 M70 with a whopping 660 horsepower is set to come later next year.
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