New BMW 740e xDrive Plug-in Hybrid Taps Into i-Series Resources

By Jon LeSage BMW just launched a plug-in hybrid option in the BMW 7 Series, which taps into the body structure developed for the i-Series models.
The new 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance is powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system with a four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology coupled with an electric motor. Its 8-speed Steptronic transmission helps the 740e reach a system output of 322 horsepower.
BMW has adopted lessons learned from its i-Series by bringing over what it calls “intelligent lightweight design” that uses carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The BMW i technologies have also shaped what’s gone into the 740e’s electric

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