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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic bootlid operationBMW display key
BMW emergency callBMW information plus
BMW online + Apps interfaceBMW teleservices
Colour information displayDigital cockpit
eDrive ServicesEnhanced bluetooth telephone functionality with telematics, USB audio interface + voice control
EPASMulti function trip computer
Navigation System Professional MultimediaOutside temperature gauge
Real time traffic informationService indicator
Speed limit displayVariable Damper Control
Wifi hotspot preparationWireless charging pad

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioRadio/CD/DVD/MP3 player
Wi-Fi hot spot 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all roundElectric heated door mirrors
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzleFollow me home headlights
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh beam assistant
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
Outer door handle illuminationRain sensor

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear4 Zone automatic air conditioning
Ambient interior lightingCentre console with armrest
Driver + front passenger electric lumbar supportFootwell courtesy lights front and rear
Front and rear cupholdersFront comfort multi adjustable electric seats with memory for driver/front passenger + seat width adjustment
Front reading lightsHeated front seats
Heated rear seatsIsofix child seat attachment
Lockable gloveboxMassage function for front seats
Multifunction steering wheelReach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear armrestRear headrests
Velour floormats 

Packs

Smokers pack - 7 Series 

Safety

ABS+EBD+Brake assistAnti-whiplash front headrests
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Cornering brake control
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDriver and passenger airbags
DSC-Dynamic Stability ControlDynamic brake control
Dynamic safetyDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake + auto hold functionFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersRear airbags
Side airbagsThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitorWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Comfort access system with smart openerImmobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote alarm system
Remote central locking 

Technical

Self levelling twin axle air suspension 

Trim

Individual leather instrument panel 

Wheels

Run flat tyres
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 kW3.7
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)162
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

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)49Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio10.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB48B20O0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)134.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power326
Coin DescriptioneInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0747E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.4Engine Power - BHP326
Engine Power - KW240Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT369
Engine Torque - MKG51Engine Torque - NM500
Engine Torque - RPM1550Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/50 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleMULTI SPOKE STYLE 619Wheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1467Length5098
Wheelbase3070Width1902
Width (including mirrors)2169 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)46Gross Vehicle Weight2585
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)420Max. Loading Weight685
Max. Roof Load100Minimum Kerbweight1900
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 740e iPerformance

BMW has developed a plug-in hybrid version of its flagship saloon, the 7 Series, to challenge Mercedes in the full-Luxury saloon segment. Our Road Test Team see what's watt.

Ten Second Review

The 740e is the petrol-electric plug-in hybrid version of BMW's flagship 7 Series saloon. With 326bhp on tap, yet able to return 134.5mpg, it may prove to be the perfect choice for some boardroom-level company buyers. Retaining all the luxury of the standard car, but packed with the latest technology, the 740e falls under BMW's iPerformance banner, which brought us the i3 and i8.

Background

This might be the sixth generation of BMW's luxury saloon, but it's the first to get plug-in hybrid technology. For nearly 40 years, BMW has battled with Mercedes - and more recently Audi and Lexus - for the crown of the world's best luxury car, but has never quite topped the tree. Can it do so when it comes to hybrid technology in the full-Luxury segment? 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. A year later, Audi launched a hybrid version of its A8 model too. The concept of plugging in your luxury car to increase its range took things on a stage further and started arguably with the Tesla Model S that was launched here in 2014, but that was a full-electric car. The first plug-in hybrid was the Mercedes S500 model announced in the same year and it's this technology that the 740e claims to have perfected.

Driving Experience

The 7 Series is a large luxury car, so it may surprise you to hear that under its long bonnet here is a petrol engine of just 2.0-litres in size. Luckily it gets twin turbochargers, which help boost its output to 322bhp. Crucially though, there's also an electric motor, which produces an additional 94bhp, meaning in total the hybrid system develops are more-than-healthy 326bhp. Technology from the i3 and i8 is evident in the 740e, which gets the same lithium-ion batteries, which have a capacity of 9.2kWh. There's also an energy management system that ensures a seamlessly and efficient transition between the petrol and electric motors. When braking, the car can harvest kinetic energy, which is the used to help recharge the batteries. The 740e can cover up to 29 miles under electric power alone, and at speeds up to 75mph, before the petrol engine needs to cut in. Perfect for smaller commutes or idling along in rush hour traffic. In long-wheel base form, the 740Le comes with xDrive all-wheel-drive. A trait of electric power is the instantaneous acceleration and the 740e is no different. Yes the hybrid system is there to improve fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, but another upside is impressive performance, with 0-62mph being achieved in just 5.6 seconds: the 4WD 740Le xDrive takes only 0.1 second longer.

Design and Build

iPerformance models get unique styling to set them apart from the rest of the range, which includes BMW's traditional kidney grille getting blue slats. The wheel hubs are a blue alloy and eDrive badges have been added to the c-pillars. However, the biggest clue that this is a plug-in electric vehicle is the charging flap on the passenger side front wing of the car. Inside, the 740e 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 740Le, if you want for limo levels of space in the back. It extends the wheelbase by 140mm. The bootspace figure falls from the 515-litre capacity you'd get in an ordinary 7 Series to 420-litres.

Market and Model

740e pricing starts at just under £70,000, so you're looking at a premium of around £4,000 over a conventional diesel 730d. The long wheelbase 4WD 740Le costs around £75,000 and both variants are available in either Exclusive 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, with the 740e and 740Le falling into the 5% benefit in kind tax band. 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 740Le adds an electric sunroof and a rear roller blind. Adding flexibility to charging your plug-in model, BMW offers a charging device called a wall box, which can be installed at home or at work, to reduce charging time. Alternatively, you can simply plug your 740e 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

Due to the small twin turbocharged petrol/electric hybrid engine, the 740e produces impressive economy figures, with BMW claiming a combined cycle return of 134.5mpg. Coupled with this, is CO2 emissions of just 49g/km. Upgrade to the 740Le with its longer wheelbase and all-wheel traction and those figures change to 113mpg and 56g/km, which in the grand scheme remains mightily impressive. Both models qualify for the 5% company car tax band. All BMW's come with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty. However, high voltage batteries get an eight-year 100,000-mile warranty. Insurance grouping for the 740e is group 47, with the 740Le one group higher. Residuals should be quite strong, the 740e likely to retain 42% of its value after three years.

Summary

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 get plug-in technology but it certainly now sets the standard as far as this approach is concerned. That combination of 326bhp performance and 134mpg economy is certainly a tempting one. Plus the 740e'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.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
90%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
100%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** 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.

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Monthly payment£653.71
Deposit£4600
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£45,998
Credit amount£41,398
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£21,625
Total amount payable£56,950.37
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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