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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Review by Carbuyer

We haven't see that many ActiveHybrid reviews so far and that is rather disappointing. There we have BMW working hard to create cars that obey the crazy CO2 emission standards the EU wants, and nobody drives them.
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Nobody except the people that actually care about the environment and the people at Carbuyer. They just tested the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 which is the hybrid version of the BMW 7 Series, one of the best (if not the best) limousine in its class.

It's powered by a 3-liter 6-cylinder inline petrol engine with 320 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) alongside an electric motor pushing out 55 HP and 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque. However, the total power output that can be delivered at one point is not 375 but rather 355 HP.

On the inside everything is just like in any other 7 Series: luxury and comfort in every aspect. It's also a practical car and, even though the guys from Carbuyer said the wheel looks like the one on the 1 Series, it has nothing to do with the smallest Bimmer on the market.

Furthermore, the fuel consumption figures are incredible. In the urban cycle, the ActiveHybrid 7 'guzzles' just 6 l/100km (39 mpg) and 7.2 l/100km (33 mpg) outside of crowded cities. Quite good numbers overall.

Bottom line, the ActiveHybrid7 is a luxurious, comfortable car, with extremely low CO2 emissions (158 g/km) that is worth every penny, if you can afford it. Even the guys from Carbuyer couldn't find too many downsides to this beautiful creation of the propeller badged manufacturer.



 
 
 
 
 

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