BMW seems to be on a roll with its Active Hybrid editions as it as just unveiled the Hybrid version for the X6 and now there is also an Active edition ready for the BMW 7 Series. This edition will be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show and is scheduled to go on sale in the US, next spring.
The Hybrid option looks to set new standards for performance and efficiency in the premium luxury class and this is to be achieved using a modified version of BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine which is equipped with a 3-phase synchronous electric motor. As a result of this combination, this green beast produces 455hp 516 lb-ft of torque and this engine configuration is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 7 Series Hybrid clocks 4.8 seconds in the 0-60mph and manages a 15% increase in the efficiency as a consequence of these changes.