Let yourself be in a line of critics or supporters of the facelift of the new 7, in any case you must recognize that the version after facelifte is a wonderful piece of car.
The five-meter limousine was presented in the BMW 760Li xDrive with V12, 750Li and 745e in the BMW stand at the Geneva Motor Show. There will also be an extended version of the plug-in hybrid 745Le.
The difference between versions 745e and 745Le lies in the length of the vehicle: the variant called L represents the English term “long”, ie, “long”, the letter e indicates the presence of the assistance electric motor. The extended version is 5 260 × 1 902 × 1 479 mm in size and the wheel rim is 3 210 mm.
As a result, the BMW 745e accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in just 5.2 seconds, with the 745Le xDrive already in 5.1 seconds, with a combined petrol consumption of just 2.6 to 2.3 l / 100 km! Taking into account the weight of the vehicle 2,110 kg, it sounds almost incredible. The gearbox is, of course, an 8-speed automatic.
At a 3.7 kW (16A / 230V) charging station, charging takes 4,4 hours, with an average power consumption in electric mode of 15.1-15.4 kWh. The BMW 745Le can be recharged using a cable, but also during a drive through the principle of energy recovery during deceleration and braking.
The arrival of the new seven after the facelifte in the store is scheduled for April of this year.