BMW Announces Pricing For 740e In Europe From €91,900 (+ specs)

JUL 25 2016 BY MARK KANE 10

Plug-in hybrid BMW 740e went on sale in Germany with prices starting from €91,900 (nearly $101,000), which actually lands the electrified BMW 7 series between the petrol (€88,300) and diesel versions (€93,500) of the trim level.

BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance

BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance

There are three versions of the electrified 740 (see full description/specs/all-electric ranges here):

  • BMW 740e iPerformance (standard wheelbase)
    €91,900 (nearly $101,000)
  • BMW 740Le iPerformance (long wheelbase)
    €97,200 (nearly $107,000)
  • BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance (long wheelbase, all-wheel drive)
    €100,600 (nearly $110,500)

As you can see, prices are above $100,000 in Germany, but we could assume that there will be a lot of customers interested in the plug-in version.

Quicks Specs – BMW 740e iPerformance and BMW 740Le iPerformance:

  • four-cylinder petrol engine (190 kW/258 hp and 400 Nm) combined with permanently excited synchronous motor (83 kW/113 hp, 250 Nm) integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission for total system output of 240 kW/326 hp and 500 Nm)
  • RWD
  • acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 5.4 seconds (740e iPerformance) or 5.5 seconds (740Le iPerformance)
  • 9.2 kWh (net capacity of 7.4 kWh)
  • all-electric range (NEDC) up to 44–48 kilometres (27–30 miles)
BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance

BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance

BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance

BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance

Quick Specs – BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance:

  • four-cylinder petrol engine (190 kW/258 hp and 400 Nm) combined with permanently excited synchronous motor (83 kW/113 hp, 250 Nm) integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission for total system output of 240 kW/326 hp and 500 Nm)
  • AWD
  • acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 5.3 seconds
  • 9.2 kWh (net capacity of 7.4 kWh)
  • all-electric range (NEDC) up to 41–45 kilometres (25–28 miles)

source: BMW Blog

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10 Comments on "BMW Announces Pricing For 740e In Europe From €91,900 (+ specs)"

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Seth

Always confused by the naming of the cars, thinking that adding e is actually electric, but it’s a hybrid.

Also, that 0-60 time, it only works when the battery is full. Welcome to world of compromises that is hybrids.

Nonetheless, there is a market for them. I had a 750 xdrive in front of my Miev (how is that for contrast) and it’s a 132k euro base package. It’s not about saving money or petrol, is it.

Mike I

I believe that for 2016 and beyond, BMW and Mercedes Benz models with an e in the model name means it can plug in.

John

Yawn…wake me up when BMW has something interesting.

speculawyer

I hope the market for high-end cars that include an ICE dries up and shrivels away.

If I was dropping $100K on a car, there is NO WAY I would want to deal with oil changes, tune-ups, smog checks, a lurching transmission, engine noise, vibration, have to go to a station to fill up with stinky gasoline, stinky toxic exhaust, etc.

I understand why people don’t want to buy the 100 mile and less EVs. But if you can buy an EV with DC fast-charging and a 250+ mile range . . . why subject yourself to ICE?

Get Real

By specifications alone its DOA when compared against a Tesla Model S except for maybe the diehard bmw badge snobs.

ModernMarvelFan

It is much more spacious inside than Model S.

Model S is at best a 5-series comparable car in terms of INTERIOR PASSENGER VOLUME.

speculawyer

Then compare it against a 5 seat Model X.

Now I understand why you call yourself “Get Real”, it must be because of all the times people have said it to you.

And once again it comes… DOA? Get real…

speculawyer

He did say “except for maybe the diehard bmw badge snobs”. And that probably does describe most people that would buy this car.

Well… if he would have included petrol heads, luxury car buyers and performance oriented buyers too then I could have accepted it. A portion of the buyers are surely diehard BMW badge snobs but most would probably consider (and most likely have considered) a Mercedes or Audi or Tesla or so if they found a model they prefered to the 7-series BMW.

No matter if we like it or not a lot of ICEs and PHEVs still outperforms the Model S in a number of areas. One model is not and never will be for everybody and therefor it’s a great thing that more models can drive for a large part or totally on electricity.