India has launched the all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7. The car was launched in the
presence of Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India at the company
dealership in Gurgaon, Bird Automotive. The car will be available at BMW
dealerships in Delhi NCR (National Capital Region), Mumbai and Chennai as a CBU
all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 that has a combustion engine and an energy-saving
electric motor is available at an all India ex-showroom price of Rs 13500,000. This
full hybrid car has the latest and most innovative BMW ActiveHybrid technology.
Using intelligent energy management, it captures and stores surplus energy and then
converts it back into motion whenever required. Philipp von Sahr said that the all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 introduces a
fundamentally new driving experience in the luxury segment that India has never
electric motor and petrol engine of the car work in tandem supported by a
lithium-ion high-performance battery and coordinated by an intelligent hybrid
system. The car has a TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with 320
hp and 450 Nm of torque. The car gets a temporary support from the 40 kW
electric motor via the boost function, such as when overtaking. It provides
impromptu extra power without any additional fuel consumption.
The car accelerates from 0 to 100 kmphh in
only 5.7 seconds with a system output of up to 500 Nm of torque. In pure
electric mode, the vehicle can be driven without generating local emissions at
up to 60 kmph, with a range of up to four kilometres. The high-performance
lithium-ion battery supplies the energy needed to run on electric motor alone
with maximum efficiency. The innovative battery is charged on every journey and
with the help of energy regeneration as soon as you lift off or apply the
The driving modes include ECO PRO, Comfort,
Sport and Sport+. In the ECO PRO mode, all the on-board systems are set to
maximum efficiency to dramatically minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
On the other hand, the SPORT or SPORT+ driving modes reveal maximum dynamism
for the driver.
The engine is mated to an eight-speed
automatic transmission that accommodates the electric engine and the separating
clutch. The latter disengages the combustion engine during purely electric
driving and coasting in the ECO PRO Mode or engages it again whenever power is
luxurious interiors are of exclusive Nappa leather upholstery which is available
in Black, Oyster, Ivory White/ Black, Saddle Brown light/ Black and Veneto
Beige colour combinations. Interior trims offered are Fine-wood trim Burr
Walnut with inlays, Fine-wood trim Ash Grain Anthracite, Fine-wood trim
Fineline high-gloss and Fine-wood trim Polar Grain Light high-gloss.
The car has new Adaptive LED Headlights, new
kidney grille slats and chrome accents on the front apron. The large air inlets
reinforce the muscular overall effect. The car has standard 19 inch rims, while
there is the ActiveHybrid 7 specific lettering on the rear, on the C pillars,
in the interior and on the engine cover.
cockpit is angled towards the driver thereby making it easier for the driver to reach out to all the important
controls. Ambient lighting transforms the mood of the interior with its
all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is one of the most advanced cars of its time. The
next generation of BMW iDrive (the on-board Driver Information System); and the
BMW Navigation Professional (integrated Global Positioning System - GPS) with
hard drive storage and 25.9 cm high-resolution display come as standard. The
rear seat entertainment package brings the world of BMW ConnectedDrive to the
back seats with two newly designed 23.3 cm colour screens and a personal iDrive
Luxury features in the car include generously
sized folding tables integrated in the backrest of the front seats, massage
function in rear seat backrests and automatic tailgate operation. The automatic
air conditioning with air re-circulation filter, fogging and solar sensors
regulates temperature, air flow, air distribution and air layering separately
to four zones.
colours to choose from include Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in nine
metallic paintworks. These include Glacier Silver, Havanna, Sapphire Black,
Cashmere Silver, Milano Beige, Space Grey, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect,
Sophisto Grey II Brilliant Effect and Mineral White.
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