2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 13 August 2009 , 08:08:32 byDan

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BMW ActiveHybrid 7

German carmaker BMW announced the production version of the all-new BMW Active-Hybrid 7, which will be presented to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It has as base the BMW 7 Series and it is a unique car which sets new standards for performance and efficiency in the premium luxury class. Under the hood it hides an upgraded twin-turbo, High precision Direct Injection, V8 engine that offers an output of 455 horsepower and 516 lb. ft. of torque. The power is being transferred to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission with an electric motor positioned between the engine and the torque converter. The electric motor also receives energy from a lithium-ion battery developed specifically for use in this automobile. The result is a unique driving experience that demonstrates the performance capabilities of modern hybrid technology. The model is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds with a 15% better fuel economy. The official EPA ratings will be available closer to the US market launch. BMW ActiveHybrid technology also provides new features that promote efficiency while preserving comfort. The carmaker uses the hybrid technology because is can make an effective contribution to the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions. The combination between the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 of the electric motor and the V8 serves to optimize the efficiency of the combustion engine under all operating conditions. The ActiveHybrid concept stores energy in a compact, high-performance lithium-ion battery. The process of charging the battery, supplying power to the electric motor, and electric ancillaries are managed by a control unit developed specifically for the BMW ActiveHybrid 7. BMW AssistTM provides the driver with services that enhance on-the-road security and convenience, for added peace of mind.