2017 BMW 740e iPerformance Goes Official

2017 BMW 740e iPerformance Goes Official

When we say economy to match little hatchbacks, we don’t mean an average hatch. In official testing, the 240-kW (326-hp) 740e iPerformance returned between 2.0 and 2.5 L/100km (113 and 141.2 mpg). The discrepancy, for those wondering, is down to whether the car is long or short wheelbase, and if xDrive all-wheel drive is specced.

Of course, whether or not you’ll actually achieve these figures is another thing altogether, but managing to make a five-meter long limousine sip like a VW Polo BlueMotion under any conditions is mightily impressive.

Electric drive runs on a 9.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located beneath the rear seats, is recharged either through regenerative braking, or from a 240 V electricity outlet. With the latter, a full charge can be attained in four hours. On the NEDC test cycle, the standard 740e will return 2.1 L per 100 km and 49 g of CO2 per km, while the long-wheelbase version does 2.3 L per 100 km and 53 g of CO2 per km.

A Lithium-ion high-voltage battery with a gross capacity of 9.2 kWh, is positioned under the rear seat bench; and can be charged from a domestic power socket in under four hours or from a BMW i Wallbox in under three hours.

When it goes on sale in the United States of America, the 2017 BMW 740e iPerformance will start from $90,095. In its domestic market of Germany, on the other hand, the full-size plug-in hybrid luxury sedan starts from €91,900.

The biggest and most direct competitor of the BMW 740e iPerformance in this segment the Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-in Hybrid, which autoevolution had tested in European spec when it was called the S500 Plug-in Hybrid.

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