BMW 740e iPerformance Unveiled In Geneva + Specs

1 year ago by Mark Kane 20

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW will present its new plug-in hybrid 740e at the Geneva Motor Show, which now will have iPerformance model designation.

iPerformance badging will be added to all BMW plug-in hybrids begining this summer, which BMW says “provides a visible indicator of the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand“.

“It will be seen first on the plug-in hybrid variants of the new BMW 7 Series, e.g. the BMW 740e iPerformance. The iPerformance models will benefit from the transfer of technical expertise regarding electric motors, battery cells and electronic control systems. Visible indicators, meanwhile, are a BMW i logo on the front side panel, BMW i-style blue elements in the kidney grille and wheel hubs, and an eDrive logo on the C-pillar. Customers can also make use of the BMW i 360° ELECTRIC range of products and services, including the BMW i Wallbox.”

About the 740e iPerformance:

*- turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 258 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, electric motor provides 113 ponies and 184 lb-ft.

*- combined output of 326 hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque, which more than the 740i’s 3.0-liter straight-six

*- Euro rating (NEDC) of up to 25 miles/40 km of range, which loosely would translate to ~17 miles/27 km of real world/EPA results

*- 0 to 62mph/100 km/h in 5.6 seconds

Worldwide pricing on the 740e iPerformance has yet to be released, but we expect a number around $89,000 in the US, € 93,000 in Europe

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance - interior

BMW 740e iPerformance – interior

BMW 740e iPerformance - Driving Experience Control

BMW 740e iPerformance – Driving Experience Control

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance

BMW 740e iPerformance - BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid iPerformance, Powertrain

BMW 740e iPerformance – BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid iPerformance, Powertrain

BMW 740e iPerformance - BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid iPerformance, Powertrain

BMW 740e iPerformance – BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid iPerformance, Powertrain

BMW 740e iPerformance - BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid iPerformance, Powertrain

BMW 740e iPerformance – BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid iPerformance, Powertrain

BMW 740e iPerformance - BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid iPerformance, Powertrain

BMW 740e iPerformance – BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid iPerformance, Powertrain

As a bonus here is high quality walthrough BMW 740e at the 2016 NAIAS:

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20 responses to "BMW 740e iPerformance Unveiled In Geneva + Specs"

  1. David Murray says:

    No my cup of tea.. but I’m sure somebody will like it.

  2. kosee says:

    All electric range and price are kind of important since this car is literally a model s competitor, even as a plug in hybrid.

    I hope bmw sells zero of this, because that would mean the customer will understand what they are buying and understand TCO calculations well. This car shouldn’t sell.

    1. kosee says:

      I would like to correct myself, I only mean this for markets that are connected to the supercharger network. This might be a good option for luxury buyers in Russia or something off course.

      1. wavelet says:

        I agree with your first post (-:.
        If there are many models like this (and at this point, _all_ the PHEVs from European manufacturers have tiny AER, so it looks like it will eb the case for several years going forward), they will cause a bad name for EVs in general. I can see the headline: “>50% of EVs are barely used in their electric mode. Why are we subsidizing them?”

        1. super390 says:

          The argument to counter that, though I don’t necessarily agree with it, is that hybrids in practice get used disproportionately in electric mode and the regenerative braking always works, so you still will see a 20 or 30% improvement, which contributes to the margin to reduce evil Russian oil imports that Putin uses to control “us”. In reality, the reduction won’t be imposed all on one country unless sanctions are involved, and Iran could replace Russia because THOSE sanctions are now ending.

        2. Bob says:

          Mainly for EU CARB-like rules.
          Put a wireless charger in as standard and it would actually mean something.

      2. Elroy says:

        There might be some poeple who actually prioritize a luxury car with high end touches. The interior of this car is in a different class than the Model S. Just look at the center console and switch gear quality. The seat stitching and door panel craftsmanship. It really makes you realize how cheap the Model S interior looks compared to the German luxury sedans. I just saw a digital display 7 series key, it is a work of art. It makes the Tesla key look like a cheap child’s toy. So this car is good for those who want higher end luxury, while still having above average hybrid economy.

        1. Rick Danger says:

          Riiight. I also hope they sell zero of these.

        2. floydboy says:

          Sorry, but I’ve noticed this trend among traditionalists to equate sparsity with cost.
          A Model S, with its nappa leather, Recaro seating, alcantara and Mercedes switchgear, is by no real measure ‘cheap’. But, its extremely uncluttered and efficient control layout, is often, particularly among the traditional German luxury car buyer, seen as such. Just not a lot of things to push, pull or twist on.

        3. pjwood1 says:

          I’d take a couple more kwh, before what is probably the worlds first >$500 key fob.

    2. Mikael says:

      Tesla are selling 50 000 Model S. The global car market is aiming for 100 million.

      We should be happy for any and every BEV or PHEV that any company could sell.

      On the global sales then Tesla would be considered a fairly small fluctuation in one day of sales.

      So it’s time to get real and wish this model all the luck it can get and as many sales as copies they can produce.

  3. AKO says:

    The financialization of the American economy

    American De-Industrialization
    Continues Unabated

    American real economy collapse

    America’s economic elite has long argued that the country does not need an industrial base. The economies in states such as California and Michigan that have lost their industrial base, however, belie that claim. Without an industrial base, an increase in consumer spending, which pulled the country out of past recessions, will not put Americans back to work. Without an industrial base, the nation’s trade deficit will continue to grow. Without an industrial base, stranded in low-paying service-sector jobs. Without an industrial base, the United States will be increasingly dependent on foreign manufacturers.

    1. ffbj says:

      By posting multiple unrelated diatribes in different threads in a short window of time you are paddling in spam lake. I would advise that you discontinue this activity, before a squall comes up and swamps you little canoe.

      Clearly you are passionate about you message, though passion does not give you the right to impinge on the freedoms of others.

      1. staff says:

        AKO:

        While we understand you have a passion for a particular viewpoint, it is unrelated to the topics at hand.

        As your first 6 posts at IEV (many such as this one wholly duplicated) have disrupted 5 new threads today, it is apparent you have made a conscious decision to disrupt the community for your own reasons. Therefore you have lost the ability to comment here.

    2. Bill Howland says:

      Well, You have a valid point AKO.

      BUt it is still nice to read what electric cars BMW is preparing.

      Perhaps it is true few of us will be able to afford it, but then there is always the hope they will turn up on the used car market by someone who couldn’t afford the monthly payment.

  4. PVH says:

    Land barge type of car with seemingly same body design for the last 20 years. For old people or newly rich Chinese.

    1. Elroy says:

      Well the car is all new with a carbon core. But click on the pictures. Look at the detail of even the rear AC controls. Its a very nicely appointed car with gesture controls, etc. Now other manufacturers such as VW are following suit with that technology. BMW is pretty leading edge when it comes to implementing things such as the carbon core, etc.0-60 in the 5 second range with a 2.0L is impressive. And the fact that this car can probably go 400-500 miles on a tank is a big plus for traditonal consumers.

      1. pjwood1 says:

        What is carbon core doing for BMW, that common core isn’t doing for politicians? The Model S is indeed 500 pounds heavier, but has, like, 75kWh more onboard storage, and the weight is in the right place.

        Motor Trend just called out Audi’s Q7 as not 400-500lb lighter than the previous 5,300 land barge, but only a “couple” hudred lighter on their scales. Their humor: “they also said their diesels were clean.”

  5. ffbj says:

    That song makes me think of this:
    http://www.royaltyfreemusiclibrary.com/music-songs/Made_Up_My_Mind.php

    Now the odd thing is that the review of the Model X, the recent long good one, has the very same song playing on the radio, but no band name.

  6. Stephen says:

    Hopefully this will sell and when BMW does their customer surveys the say what Volt owners said; “Give me more range!”