Friday, June 5, 2020
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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.

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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.