Thinking of a Luxury Sedan? The New BMW 7 Series Might Surprise You

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(Credits: BMW)
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In the market for a luxurious sedan with a touch of green? The BMW 750e might be the perfect fit. BMW offers a fully electric version of the 7 Series, the i7. While it boasts impressive comfort, performance, and quality, its range isn’t quite there yet for long road trips.

Compared to other luxury electric cars like the Lucid Air, Tesla Model S, or Mercedes-Benz EQS, the i7 falls short in terms of how far it can travel on a single charge. Even with a large battery, the i7 struggles to reach 300 miles in everyday driving conditions, and that number shrinks even more if you enjoy using all its power.

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So, if you prioritize long journeys and don’t mind the occasional gas station stop, the plug-in hybrid 750e might be the more practical choice for the new BMW 7 Series.

I recently test-drove a 2024 BMW 750e plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and let me tell you, it surprised me. The 750e can go up to 34 miles purely on electric power, which is perfect for running errands around town without using any gas.

Once the battery is depleted, the 750e seamlessly switches to a smooth and powerful turbocharged six-cylinder engine, giving you peace of mind on longer journeys. Unlike some PHEVs that feel sluggish due to the battery pack, the 750e’s size hides the extra weight well. This means it maintains the driving performance and enjoyment you expect from a BMW.

2024 BMW 7 Series (Credits: BMW)
2024 BMW 7 Series (Credits: BMW)

While I’m generally not a PHEV fan (many aren’t plugged in and don’t maximize their efficiency), the 750e is an exception. It offers the benefits of electric driving for short trips and the security of a gas engine for longer distances, all without sacrificing the driving experience.


By Annie Linardos

I'm a journalist student and completed my masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. With a strong track record as an intern at Mathrubhumi News and The New Indian Express as a reporter and content writer, I'm creative, motivated, and have a keen eye for the truth and attempting to use the expertise and talents to contribute to the emerging field of journalism. I have also been working as a freelance writer and have the capability of producing interesting and bold articles.

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