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Brand New 71 Plate BMW 7 Series 745e 4dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

20GB hard disc drive (HDD) memoryActive Guard incl approach control warning with city brake function and person warning with city brake function
Average speed gaugeBattery certificate
BMW apps interfaceBMW ConnectedDrive - Online
BMW Drive recorderBMW gesture control
BMW information plusBMW legal emergency call
BMW Live Cockpit Professional with 12.3" instrument display + 12.3" high resolution centre display nav function and Intelligent Voice AssistantBMW Teleservices
Brake force displayBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Colour information displayCondition based service
Driving experience control with adaptive modeeDrive button to select between AUTO eDrive, MAX eDrive and SAVE Battery settings
eDrive ServicesElectric boot lid - electrically opening/closing rear tailgate
Engine start/stop buttonEnhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
Fuel consumption and rangeiDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
Integrated owner's handbookLights on warning
Multifunctional instrument panelOil sensor for level and grade
On board computerOn-board diagnosis - OBD
Outside temperature gaugePersonal Profile
Powered bootlid operationRun flat indicator
Service indicatorSmartphone wireless charging plate
Speed limit displaySpeed limiter
Standard-Charging cable (Mode 2) for home socketTrip computer
Wifi hotspot preparation 


Anti roll bar front and rearCharging flap in front side panel - left
Double wishbone front axleDynamic Damper Control
eDrive exterior soundFront and rear air suspension
Integral rear axlePetrol Particulate Filter
Sport automatic transmission 


CD playerDAB Digital radio
Favourite buttons 

Exterior Features

"Electrified by i" exterior badging on charging flapAll round anti-corrosion system
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights
Automatic windscreen wipersBMW roundel with BMW i blue surround on steering wheel, wheel centre caps, tailgate and bonnet
Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors
Carbon core - innovative lightweight construction with highly rigid and light carbon elementsChrome kidney grill struts in front and side
Dynamic brake lightseDrive designation on C Pillar
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all round and comfort closing functionElectric heated door mirrors
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzleFollow me home headlights
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh beam assistant
LED daytime driving lights with front and rear activeLED front and rear fog lights
LED rear lightsModel logo
Outer door handle illuminationRear decorative bumper moulding tailpipe in chrome
Third brake lightWelcome lighting

Interior Features

12V power socketsAmbient interior lighting
Battery in luggage compartmentCentre console with armrest
Driver + front passenger electric lumbar supportElectric seat adjustment with memory
Footwell courtesy lights front and rearFour zone automatic air conditioning
Front and rear cupholders x 2Front and rear reading lights
Front and rear seat heatingFront comfort seats
Glove compartmentGrab handles
Isofix child seat mountingLashing eyelets in boot
Lockable gloveboxMicrofilter and active carbon filter
Reach and rake adjustable steering columnRear centre console
Rear headrestsSoft close doors
Stationary cooling and heatingStorage options
Sun visorsVelour floormats


Connected Package Professional - 7 SeriesNon smokers pack - 7 Series
Parking Assistant Plus - 7 SeriesPure excellence exterior design pack - 7 Series

Passive Safety

Active front seat headrestsActive protection
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)Anti-whiplash front headrests
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Brake assist function
Brake energy regenerationComfort exit stepless door brake
Cornering brake controlCrash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Deformation zones - front and rear with door reinforcements and bumpers up to 2.5 mphDriver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
Driver/front passenger side airbagsDSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic brake controlDynamic safety
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCEBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
Electromechanical parking brake + auto hold functionEngine drag torque control
Front and rear brake discs with interior ventilationFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Head airbags for first and second row seatsMechanical child proof lock on rear doors
Rear airbagsSide impact protection
Three inertia reel rear seatbeltsThree point rear seat belts
Two tone hornTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 


Comfort access system with smart openerElectronic vehicle immobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm 


Ceramic finish for controlsLeather instrument panel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh12Battery Charge Slow kW2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)360
Battery Charge Fast kW2.3Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)258Battery Charge Rapid kW3.7
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-100Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)216
Battery Charge Super Charge kW3.7Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)156Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km12.5
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles29Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years5WLTP - AER (km) - City50
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb49WLTP - AER (miles) - City31.1
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb30.4WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City23.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb23WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High25.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High20WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low25.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium23WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City2.6
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb2.7WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High2.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High3.1WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low2.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium2.7WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb23.9
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb2.6WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb18
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH18.7WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL18
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb3.5WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3.3
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL3.5WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City53
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb55WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH50
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL55WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High49
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High63WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low50
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium54WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City32.9
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb34.2WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH31.1
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL34.2WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High30.4
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High39.1WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low31.1
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium33.6 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.13CO2 (g/km)48
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb182WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEH193
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEL182WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High178
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High157WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low250
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium185WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb36
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb41WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH47
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL41 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB58B30M1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb0.6WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb470.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEH8.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEL8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High7.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High6.9WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low11
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium8.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb35.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEH33.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEL35.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High36.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High40.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low25.7WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium34.9
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.8WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH2.1
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL1.8WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb156.9
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH134.5WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL156.9


Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power394Coin Descriptione
Generation Mark6Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0749E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)5.2Engine Power - BHP394
Engine Power - KW290Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT332
Engine Torque - MKG45.9Engine Torque - NM450
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/50 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMULTI SPOKE STYLE 619Wheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2169 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)46Gross Vehicle Weight2635
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)420Max. Loading Weight635
Max. Roof Load100Minimum Kerbweight2000
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 745e

BMW has developed a much improved plug-in hybrid version of its flagship saloon, the 7 Series, the 745e, to challenge Mercedes in the full-Luxury saloon segment. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's watt.

Ten Second Review

Can't decide between the performance of a petrol-powered 7 Series and the frugality of a diesel-powered version of this model? What if you could have both? In this case, the 740i's 3.0-litre petrol 'six' mated with a 113hp electric motor powered by a 12kWh lithium-ion battery secreted under the rear seat. That's the recipe promised by the 745e Plug-in hybrid version of this 'Seven', which is the first BMW Plug-in model to use an engine larger than four cylinders.


We've had petrol/electric engines in cars of this kind since Lexus launched an LS hybrid back in 2007. The competition took time to respond, but BMW were the first to react, launching an Active Hybrid 7 Series model in 2012, then a Plug-in 740e iPerformance model in 2015. It's this technology that the 745e claims to have perfected. As with the outgoing 740e variant, there are three main driving modes: 'Sport', which sees the engine and electric motor combining for maximum performance; 'Electric' which powers the car using the electric motor alone, while the battery charge lasts; and 'Hybrid', which uses a combination approach depending on your driving needs.

Driving Experience

The original version of this 'G11'/'G12'-series model offered a plug-in option, but mated its electric motor to a little four cylinder engine, which wasn't very 7 Series-like. With this revised model, badged the 745e, the Munich maker has found a way of making the plug-in formula work with the 740i's 3.0-litre 'six'. And matched a 113hp electric motor up with a 12kWh lithium-ion battery whose larger capacity makes possible an electric-only driving range of up to 36 miles (13 miles more than the old four cylinder 740e model could manage). The potential all-electric top speed's higher too - theoretically possible at up to 87mph. With the engine joining in and the drive system's 'Sport' mode activated, 62mph in a 745e is dealt with in just 5.2s, which is virtually as fast as Mercedes' much more powerful S560eL plug-in rival. As before with a 7 series plug-in, buyers get the choice of either a short wheelbase rear-driven variant, or a long wheelbase xDrive model. Like other 7 Series models, the suspension set-up is an advanced 2-axle self-levelling air sprung system. And the petrol powerplant works with a standard 8-speed Sport Steptronic automatic gearbox and is whisper quiet, with refinement aided by extra noise suppression and thicker laminated window glass. This model's traction and agility can be further improved with an optional xDrive 4WD system.

Design and Build

According to BMW, 7 Series buyers wanted more novelty, differentiation from 3 and 5 Series models and a proper sense of presence. Perhaps even something of a Rolls Royce vibe. Well they've certainly got that here, courtesy of the same huge, stately front grille you'll find on an X7. Apparently, Asian and American buyers love it and for the Munich maker, that's all that really matters. The biggest clue that this particular variant is a plug-in electric vehicle is the charging flap on the passenger side front wing of the car. Inside, the 745e gets an iPerformance menu called eDrive, which can help you save fuel and monitor battery reserves. You'll also find eDrive labelling on the door sills. Otherwise, it's business as usual. So there's a luxurious interior, dressed in leather and high-quality materials. You get BMW's iDrive infotainment system complete with gesture control. By using a 3D sensor, it allows you to operate it at the swipe of a hand or the pinching of fingers. A long wheelbase version can be opted for, called the 745Le, if you want for limo levels of space in the back. It extends the wheelbase by 140mm. The boot space figure falls from the 515-litre capacity you'd get in an ordinary 7 Series to 420-litres.

Market and Model

745e pricing starts at around £78,500, so you're looking at a premium of around £7,500 over a conventional diesel 730d. The long wheelbase 4WD 745Le costs around £85,000 and both variants are available in either standard or M Sport trim. At first glance then, you might think that you'll have to cover quite a few miles to make the fuel savings stack up against the increased purchase prices. However, Company car users will quickly make that back, this plug-in model's lower tax exposure. Standard equipment is no different to the ordinary petrol and diesel 7 Series variants, so you get four-zone automatic air conditioning, BMW's unique display key, cruise control with brake assist, a DAB radio, heated seats, 'BMW Professional' sat nav, enhanced Bluetooth, parking sensors and a 10.25" colour infotainment dash display. The 745Le adds an electric sunroof and a rear roller blind. Adding flexibility to charging your plug-in model, BMW offers a charging wall box, which can be installed at home or at work, to reduce charging time. Alternatively, you can simply plug your 745e into a domestic wall socket. BMW's ConnectedDrive app will help you find where the nearest charging points are when you are out and about.

Cost of Ownership

Is it all super-efficient? Well pretty much yes. As with all Plug-in hybrids, the quoted WLTP combined cycle figure is wildly over-stated. After all, once you've used up your all-electric driving range (WLTP-quoted on a 745e at between 25 and 31 miles depending on variant), this is nothing more than a heavy petrol-powered car with two engines. But the figure - up to 141.2mpg on the WLTP cycle for the standard wheelbase rear-driven model - is undeniably eye-catching. As is that version's 46g/km WLTP-rated CO2 showing. For the long wheelbase four wheel drive 745e xDrive variant, the best CO2 stat falls to 54g/km, but that's still better than the rival Mercedes plug-in offering, the rear-driven S560eL. Despite all the electronic assistance, a 745e model's ultimate frugality will of course depend to a great extent on how you drive it. If for example, you regularly approach the potential battery-powered top speed (68mph in 'Hybrid' mode and up to 87mph in the 'Electric' setting), your battery range will inevitably drop like a stone. And frequent re-charging will be necessary, a process that takes about four and a half hours from a conventional 'Level 2'-spec garage wallbox charger.


BMW has learnt from its exploits with the i3 electric hatchback and i8 electric supercar to bring its knowledge of plug-in hybrid technology to its mainstream cars. The 7 Series may not be the first in this segment to combine plug-in technology with six cylinder power but it certainly now sets the standard as far as this approach is concerned. That combination of 286hp performance and 141mpg economy is certainly a tempting one. Plus the 745e's ability to run on battery power alone for decent commuting distances means that many owners will be able to drive to work, recharge at there, then drive home without using any petrol, all in the lap of luxury. It's a compelling thought.


* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£539.48
Initial Rental£3236.88
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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