BMW Unveils The 750d And 740e Variants Of The 7-Series
Remember the BMW quad-turbo diesel motor we told you about? Well, like we reported, it has found shelter under the hood of the 750d luxury sedan. The German automaker has also unveiled the 740e plug-in hybrid version of the sedan as well.
Let's talk about the diesel motor first. The 750d houses the world's most powerful six-cylinder diesel engine. The 3.0-litre, quad-turbo unit belts out a staggering 400PS of power and a mammoth 760Nm of torque. This is enough to propel the behemoth from a dead halt to 100 kmph in just 4.6 seconds. The motor will be available in both the standard 7-Series and its extended wheelbase version. Transmission duties are carried out by a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic that sends power to all four wheels via BMW's 'xDrive' all-wheel-drive tech.
The 740e, on the other hand, features a polar bear-friendly 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine paired to an electric one. The result is 325PS of power and 0-100kmph in 5.3 seconds. Notably, the 740e now gets a new 'iPerformance' variant that gets a few visual tweaks compared to the standard saloon.
BMW recently launched the updated 7-Series for our markets. However, the Delhi diesel ban renders the current diesel 7'er unsellable, so, BMW could consider bringing in the 740e. It makes a strong case for itself since hybrids are set to get cheaper in the capital. The same motor might also find its way into the engine bays of the X5 SUV and the popular 5-Series sedan.
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