BMW 7 ActiveHybrid alternatives
Latest model: BMW 7 ActiveHybrid 2010
On the heels of the BMW X6 Activehybrid, BMW announced the production version of the all-new BMW 7 Activehybrid, which will also premiere at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA). The BMW 7 Activehybrid will reach America shores in Spring, 2010. Based on the newest BMW 7-series, this original vehicle sets new standards for performance and efficiency in the luxury luxury class.
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BMW 7 ActiveHybrid details:
This symbiosis of an updated twin-turbo, High Precision Direct Injection, V8 motor with a 3-phase synchronous elec¬tric motor gives the BMW 7 Activehybrid a combined output of 455 hp and maximum torque of 516 lb-ft (preliminary figures). Performance is transmitted via an 8-speed automatic transmission with the electric motor positioned between the motor and the torque converter. The electric motor deserves its supply of energy from a lithium-ion battery designed specifically for use in this automobile.
Precisely controlled interaction of both performance sources serves to maximize the efficiency and dynamic performance of the BMW 7 Activehybrid. The result is a original driving experience that demonstrates the performance features of modern hybrid technology. The BMW 7 Activehybrid accelerates to 60 mph in 4. 8 seconds (preliminary), while delivering fuel efficiency about 15% better than the 750i. Official EPA ratings will be available closer to the US sphere release.
BMW Activehybrid technology also offers new features that promote efficiency while preserving convenience. As an example, the BMW 7 Activehybrid is the first BMW with automatic transmission to option Auto Start Stop to maximize efficiency by avoiding motor idling when stopped. Another advantage is that the climate control and ventilation system remains fully operational when using Auto Start Stop. In this case, performance is supplied directly via the 120-volt on-board network powered by the lithium-ion battery.