2023 BMW 7 Sequence – G70 PHEV variants detailed; 750e xDrive and 571 PS M760e xDrive; as much as 87 km EV vary

Following the world debut of the seventh-generation BMW 7 Series (inside codename G70) in April this yr, the German carmaker has now revealed extra particulars of the 2 plug-in hybrid variants that will likely be accessible from November.

The extra thrilling of the 2 is the M760e xDrive, which is thought to be the successor to the G12 M760Li xDrive that packed the venerable N74 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12. As of June 2022, BMW produced the final V12 engine ever to be fitted to a sequence manufacturing street automobile, so the first-ever M Efficiency PHEV takes its place.

In M760e xDrive guise, there’s a 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six petrol engine with 381 PS (375 hp or 280 kW) from 5,200 to six,250 rpm and 520 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. That is paired with an electrical motor rated at 197 PS (194 hp or 145 kW) and 280 Nm that’s built-in into the eight-speed Steptronic computerized transmission, accompanied by BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system.

The electrical motor attracts energy from an underfloor-mounted lithium-ion battery with a usable power capability of 18.7 kWh (22.1 kWh gross), and operating simply on electrical energy permits for vary of between 77-85 km (provisional WLTP figures) in addition to a prime pace of 140 km/h.

Put collectively, the M760e xDrive’s complete system output is 571 PS (563 hp or 420 kW) and 800 Nm, which interprets to a 0-100 km/h time of 4.3 seconds and a prime pace of 250 km/h. For context, the departed G12 M760Li xDrive’s N74 mill makes 585 PS (577 hp or 430 kW) and 850 Nm and is faster within the century dash, taking simply 3.8 seconds – the highest pace is similar.

The opposite PHEV choice is the 750e xDrive, which makes use of just about the identical drive parts as its M-branded sibling, though the straight-six is tuned to ship much less energy at 313 PS (308 hp or 230 kW) and 450 Nm. Consequently, the whole system output is decreased to 489 PS (483 hp or 360 kW) and 700 Nm, which sees the century dash time improve to 4.9 seconds – the highest pace stays at 250 km/h (140 km/h in EV mode).

The 750e xDrive additionally gives barely higher vary when powered by simply the battery with BMW quoting between 78-87 km. These vary figures are an enchancment over the earlier G12 745Le xDrive that manages between 50-54 km because of its battery with a usable power content material of 10.4 kWh (12 kWh gross). The brand new PHEV variants of the 7 Sequence are additionally capable of help AC charging (Kind 2 connection) at a max of seven.4 kW as an alternative of three.7 kW, with a full cost taking a bit beneath three hours in comparison with 4.4 hours.

Shifting away from the PHEVs, BMW additionally detailed the 740d xDrive variant that’s powered by a 3.0 litre straight-six turbodiesel with 286 PS (282 hp or 210 kW) at 4,000 rpm and 650 Nm from 1,500 to 2,500 rpm. The diesel variant comes with an eight-speed auto, all-wheel drive and a 48-volt gentle hybrid system, which features a 20 Ah battery within the boot and an electrical motor rated at 18 PS (17 hp or 13 kW) and 200 Nm.

This setup has a complete system output of 300 PS (295 hp or 220 kW) and 670 Nm, so the 0-100 km/h time is 5.8 seconds and the highest pace stays capped at 250 km/h. Gas consumption for the 740d xDrive is rated at between 6.8-6.1 l/100 km (WLTP cycle), which is kind of far off the petrol PHEVs that may do 1.2-1 l/100 km. The diesel variant is on the market for order instantly and the 2 PHEVs from October 12, with deliveries solely set to begin in spring 2023.

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