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Brand New BMW 7 Series 745e M Sport 4dr Auto

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£2999 deposit
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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Fuel consumption and range13amp standard charge cable
20GB hard disc drive (HDD) memoryAutomatic operation of tailgate - electrically opening / closing tailgate
Average speed gaugeBattery certificate
BMW apps interfaceBMW ConnectedDrive - Online
BMW Drive recorderBMW information plus
BMW legal emergency callBMW Live Cockpit Professional with 12.3" instrument display + 12.3" high resolution centre display nav function and Intelligent Voice Assistant
BMW TeleservicesBrake force display
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightColour information display
Condition based serviceCruise control with brake function
Driving experience control with adaptive modeeDrive button to select between AUTO eDrive, MAX eDrive and SAVE Battery settings
eDrive ServicesEngine start/stop button
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless chargingiDrive 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
Trip computerWifi hotspot preparation


BMW gesture controlDAB Digital radio
Favourite buttons 

Exterior Features

All round anti-corrosion systemAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrorsCarbon core - innovative lightweight construction with highly rigid and light carbon elements
Chrome kidney grill struts in front and sideDoor sill finishers with BMW designation
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
High gloss shadow line exterior trimLED daytime driving lights with front and rear active
LED front and rear fog lightsLED rear lights
Left and right single chrome quadrilateral exhaust tailpipesModel logo
Outer door handle illuminationRain sensor + automatic driving lights control
Rear decorative bumper moulding tailpipe in chromeThird brake light

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 gloveboxM specific key
Microfilter and active carbon filterReach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre consoleRear headrests
Soft close doorsStationary cooling and heating
Storage optionsSun visors
Three spoke M sports leather multifunction steering wheelVelour floormats
Welcome lighting 


Connected Package Professional - 7 SeriesM Aerodynamic pack - 7 Series
Non smokers pack - 7 SeriesParking Assistant Plus - 7 Series


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 disks 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 


2 Axle air suspensionAnti roll bar front and rear
Charging flap in front side panel - leftDouble wishbone front axle
Dynamic Damper ControleDrive exterior sound
Integral rear axlePetrol Particulate Filter
Sport automatic transmission 


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 kWh9.2Battery Charge Slow kW2.2
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-80Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)252
Battery Charge Fast kW2.2Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)216Battery Charge Rapid kW3.7
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-80Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)174
Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km12.5NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles29
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years5
WLTP - AER (km) - City48WLTP - AER (km) - Comb46
WLTP - AER (miles) - City29.8WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb28.6
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City24WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb24.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High28.9WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High21.5
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low27.4WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium21.9
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City2.6WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb2.5
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High2.2WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High2.9
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low2.3WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium2.8
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb23.1WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb2.7
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb17.9WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb3.5
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City49WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max45
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min47WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High41
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High55WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low43
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium53WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City30.4
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb29.2WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max28
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min29.2WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High25.5
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High34.2WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low26.7
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium32.9 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)51Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb190WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Max195
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Min190WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High188
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Max194WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Min188
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High166WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Max170
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Min166WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low255
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Max264WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Min255
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium188WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Max192
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Min187WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb25
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb50WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max52
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min50 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeXB1151M1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb1WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb282.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb8.4WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Min8.4WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High8.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Max8.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Min8.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High7.3WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Max7.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Min7.3WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low11.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Max11.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Min11.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium8.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Max8.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Min8.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb33.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Max32.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Min33.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High34WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Max33.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Min34WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High38.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Max37.7WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Min38.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low25.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Max24.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Min25.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium34.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Max33.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Min34.4
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb2.2WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max2.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min2.2WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb128.4
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max122.8WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min128.4


Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power394Coin Descriptione
Coin SeriesM SportGeneration Mark6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750EService Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)5.2Engine Power - BHP394
Engine Power - KW290Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT443
Engine Torque - MKG61.2Engine Torque - NM600
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R19
Tyre Size Rear275/40 R19Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 647MWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2169 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)46Gross Vehicle Weight2655
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)420Max. Loading Weight660
Max. Roof Load100Minimum Kerbweight1995
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.


* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£799
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate1.5%
Cash price£82,480
Credit amount£57,483.52
Guaranteed future value£24,663.90
Total amount payable£87,213.38
BMW deposit£21,997.48
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge15.55p per mile
Representative APR2.9%
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