The electrically powered range of the new BMW 745e is between 54 and 58 kilometres, while the new BMW 745Le reaches 52 to 55 kilometres. The new BMW 745Le xDrive achieves an electrically powered range of 50 to 54 kilometres.
The new high-voltage battery for the plug-in hybrid models of the BMW 7 Series now has a gross energy content that has been increased to 12.0 kWh.
The increased storage capacity of the lithium-ion battery creates the basis for expanding the share of purely electrically powered, locally emissions-free and virtually noiseless driving in the luxury sedans well beyond the sphere of urban mobility.
In HYBRID mode, the new BMW 745e, the new BMW 745Le and the new BMW 745Le xDrive can travel at a speed of up to 110 km/h – 20 km/h faster than the predecessor models – in purely electric mode.
The combustion engine is not added until higher speed is reached requiring a particularly high load.
In ELECTRIC mode, the power of the electric motor alone is even sufficient to reach a speed of 140 km/h.
The new drive system gives the plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW 7 Series optimised sprint capacity. The new BMW 745e accelerates in 5.2 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, while the new BMW 745Le takes 5.3 seconds.
Meanwhile, the new BMW 745Le xDrive reaches the 100 km/h mark from standing in 5.1 seconds. The maximum speed for all three models is electronically cut off at 250 km/h.
As of the second quarter of 2019, new digital services will be available for the plug-in hybrid models of the BMW 7 Series which make charging the high-voltage battery en route even more attractive and convenient.
When selecting a public charging station, the navigation system also provides the driver with a list of recommended nearby hotels, restaurants, cafés, tourist attractions and cultural institutions. In addition, the customer is provided with a charging station occupancy forecast. BMW also enables ChargeNow customers to reserve a suitable charging station for a limited amount of time directly from their car.
In addition, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant in the plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW 7 Series helps make life easier for the driver. Among things, this includes selecting an interior experience as a combination of seat conditioning, seat massage, interior temperature, fragrance and shading based on specifically defined Experience Modes. The search for parking spaces and charging options is also supported by the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.