Is This BMW Hybrid For You?

Feb 15, 2018

When you set out to own a German import automobile, a BMW hybrid probably wasn’t the first option that you had in mind. But BMW’s brand new hybrid 7-series sedan might just grab your attention.

A Look at the Details

BMW’s hybrid 7-series sedan offers everything you could hope to find in a German car, albeit at a $90,000 price tag!  A 2.0L I-4 turbocharged engine produces 255 horsepower, which doesn’t sound too impressive until it is connected to the electric motor and bumped to a whopping 322 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. You will get from zero to sixty in 5 seconds, and in that 5 seconds you’ll forget you’re even driving a hybrid. You’re simply driving what BMW is best known for creating: beautiful and powerful sedans.

You can also expect all of the standard luxury features that BMW is known for offering, including four-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, high-gloss wood trim, heated 12-way power seats, voice-activated navigation system on a 10.3 inch color touchscreen, gesture control, wireless cellphone charging, HD radio, and more!   


The Difference of Owning a Hybrid

Since electric runs this vehicle, you just need to plug in to charge the on-board battery. This will give you 22 miles of all-electric driving at up to 75 miles per hour, which may not sound like a whole lot but is actually superior to some other vehicles of this type. Total mileage is far more impressive: when combining gas mileage with the electric motor, you can expect to reach 64 miles per gallon in your 7-series hybrid! 

Comfort Plus, Comfort, and Sport

Of course, BMW is all about taking your needs into consideration, which is why you can set your steering, transmission, suspension, and throttle into three modes: Comfort Plus, Comfort, and Sport. That Sport mode makes it possible to shoot away from green lights, leaving other cars in the dust. It’s also the perfect setting when you’re all alone on windy back roads or in the sweet zone on a straight away.

A system called Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview is also included. This complex system helps your hybrid vehicle anticipate certain needs to make your ride smoother and safer. You don’t even need to understand everything it does, but you will certainly benefit from it.

If you go ahead and splurge on this luxury German vehicle, you will need to have a German important mechanic to keep it in prime form. Potter’s Precision Imports, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, specializes in BMW and all other German vehicle maintenance and repair. Call (727) 228-6012 to make an appointment today and give your car the best.



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