New BMW 7 Series Hybrid Coming With 560 Horsepower

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BMW is no longer pulling punches with hybrid models.

With the imminent arrival of the next-generation BMW 7 Series, a new rumor has surfaced regarding the powertrain of the flagship M750e that could have nearly as much power as the current M760i xDrive. The new plug-in hybrid option will not be available at the launch of the 2023 model but will join the range later that year.

According to information sourced by BMW Blog, the range-topping hybrid model will produce 560 horsepower, just 41 hp less than the twin-turbo V12 in the M760i. At the heart of the M750e will be the B58 twin-scroll turbocharged gasoline 3.0-liter straight-six engine, but the report suggests specific tuning by the BMW M division.

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There's little information regarding how much power the electric motor will contribute to the system, but in current form, the B58 produces a maximum of 382 hp in models like the M440i and Z4 Roadster. In the S58 version tuned by BMW and found in the M3 and M4, more than 500 hp is possible, so it stands to reason the M750e could produce in excess of 400 hp from the combustion engine and supplement this with up to 160 ponies from an electric motor. An entry-level 745e xDrive will also be part of the range and will use the same B58 engine, albeit in a lower state of tune. Both will feature xDrive all-wheel drive.

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Where design is concerned, we are already aware that the next-generation BMW 7 Series will take on a more dramatic front-end design. A recent set of spy photos of camouflaged test cars have shown that a bold two-tier LED headlamp design will be divided by a bold kidney grille and further complemented by a series of lower air intakes.

The grille itself may go the single-piece frame route, giving the front a more distinctive appearance. It will house a large radar unit as part of a conclusive driver aid system. It has already been hinted that the 7 Series range will accommodate Level 3 autonomous driving for regions that have approved the legislation. Furthermore, it looks like BMW's flagship sedan will once again benefit from technology developed by Rolls-Royce, including features like fully automatic doors, a more executive rear cabin configuration, improved Bowers & Wilkins speakers, and even more Individual customization options.

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Source Credits: BMW Blog

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