7 Series Saloon PHEV 2022

DESIGN

A major facelift in 2019 gave the 7 Series a fresh new look that still looks up to the minute today. The revised front end features a grille that’s 40% larger than before, while striking air blades in the front apron frame the lower air intake. There’s a distinctive ‘air breather’ behind the front wheels for aerodynamic efficiency, while at the rear the eye is drawn to the revised rear apron with trapezoidal tailpipe trims. Narrow, flat rear LED lights are connected by a narrow light strip to emphasise the low, wide stance.
7 Series Saloon PHEV 2022

PERFORMANCE

The standard wheelbase BMW 745e combines a six-cylinder Twin-Power turbo petrol engine and a synchronous electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission, powering the rear wheels. It’s the same for the long wheelbase 745Le, with the difference that the longer vehicle has xDrive all-wheel drive. Combined power output is 394hp and peak torque is 600Nm. Performance is exhilarating; zero to 62 miles an hour takes just 5.2 seconds in the standard wheelbase model and yet CO2 emissions are WLTP rated at just 47g/km. Being heavier, the long wheelbase 745Le xDrive records a 0-62mph time of 5.3 seconds and CO2 emissions of 51g/km. The all-electric range of the 745e is up to 34 miles, while the long wheelbase 745Le xDrive manages 29 miles, though these figures depend on conditions. Maximising the electric running by regular recharging will return fuel consumption of up to 141mpg.
7 Series Saloon PHEV 2022

TECHNOLOGY

Captains of industry like to enjoy the latest tech and the 7 Series won’t disappoint. The BMW Personal Assistant responds to ‘Hey BMW’ commands in a way that will already be familiar to Alexa or Siri aficionados. Remote software upgrades keep the systems up to date and Connected Navigation will plot a route and calculate the most efficient use of both petrol and electric power. Adaptive LED headlights, 360-degree parking cameras, wireless smartphone charging, soft-closing doors and a Harman/Kardon premium sound system are all standard.
7 Series Saloon PHEV 2022

SAFETY

Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, cruise control with automatic braking, adaptive LED headlights and LED rear lights, plus high-beam and parking assistance systems. Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control and Cornering Brake Control are among the many driver assistance functions, while the optional Technology Package adds remote control parking, a head-up display, lane-departure and front collision warning systems as well as speed-limit assistance.