BMW 740e iPerformance Unveiled In Geneva + Specs
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
As a bonus here is high quality walthrough BMW 740e at the 2016 NAIAS: