BMW renews the 7 Series engine range – receives a mild-hybrid system

Almost five years after the launch of the sixth generation of the 7 Series, and one year after introducing a half-life facelift, BMW updates the engine range of its flagship, which also receives the well-known mild hybrid system from the brand.

The brand’s large saloon debuts a new family of six-cylinder turbodiesel engines, which also receive the aforementioned 48v electrical system that is accompanied by an alternator / starter. This lightweight hybrid technology contributes additional 8 kW (11 Hp) power during acceleration, and also facilitates recovery of braking energy that is stored in an additional battery. This generator can be used to relieve and / or support the combustion engine when starting or during acceleration.

The 3.0-liter i6 turbodiesel engines correspond to the 730d and 740d versions, and will be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, and with normal or long bodywork.

They offer more power and torque, but significantly reduce consumption and emissions, thanks to various solutions such as the use of an optimized particle filter and a new exhaust gas filtering system, which allows it to comply with the new Euro standard 6d.

The 730d delivers 286 Hp and 650 Nm of torque, this is 21 Hp and 22 Nm of additional torque to the engines they replace, allowing 0-100 km / h in 5.9 seconds (5.6 s in the xDrive version). The 740d version generates 340 Hp and 700 Nm of torque, this is 20 Hp and 20 Nm extra in relation to the model it replaces, with 0 to 100 km / h in 5.0 seconds.

The new BMW 730d and 740d versions will be available for sale in Europe from July 2020.

Author: Nabeel K

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