The 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is available is standard wheelbase at an MSRP of $103,175 or long wheelbase, has a wheelbase increased by 5.5″, for $107,075. Both prices include $875 destination and handling.
The 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 blends an upgraded version of BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo, High Precision Direct Injection, V8 engine with a 3-phase synchronous elec¬tric motor gives the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 a combined output of 455 hp and maximum torque of 515 lb-ft. Power is transmitted via an 8-speed automatic transmission with the electric motor positioned between the engine and the torque converter. This electric motor receives its supply of energy from a lithium-ion battery developed specifically for BMW ActiveHybrid 7.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 accelerates to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds making it the quickest hybrid in the world. At the same time, it delivers fuel economy of 17 mpg (city) and 24 mpg (highway), nearly 18 percent better than the non-hybrid 750i/Li.
The 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is the first BMW with automatic transmission to feature Auto Start Stop to maximize efficiency by avoiding engine idling when stopped. Another advantage is that the air conditioning and ventilation system remains fully operational when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is shut down. In this case, power is supplied directly through the 120-volt on-board network powered by the lithium-ion battery.
Special displays in the instrument cluster and the Central Display inform the passengers of the degree of efficiency and the current operating status of the hybrid components. The 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is distinguished from the 750i by aerodynamically-tuned ten-spoke 19-inch light-alloy Aero wheels, and model designations on the trunk lid, C-pillars, and on the door cutouts. The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is also available in special Bluewater Metallic exterior paintwork.