2016 BMW 7 Series Plug-In Hybrid Breaks Down Testing

The upcoming BMW G11 7 Series model is currently being tested, with a plug-in hybrid version in the works. We’ve seen it before but up until now, not broken down, on the side of the road. Well, that time has come, as you’re about to see.
2016 BMW 7 Series Plug-In Hybrid 3 photos
Photo: SB Medien
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Our dedicated spy photographers just caught up with what looks like the hybrid, on a public highway, hazard lights on and stuff, waiting for a tow truck to come and get it.

What we could notice, apart from the “Hybrid Test Vehicle” sticker on the back, was that there were two exhaust pipes round the back. That could mean that the car is using a 3-liter turbocharged petrol engine under the bonnet for the conventional power source, unlike the current eDrive concepts that point to a 2-liter unit.

If that’s true, we could see a car making over 400 HP and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque in the shape of a 740e model starting with 2016. Coupled with a lighter body, the performance figures and fuel consumption for the new 7er would be off the charts, at least in its segment.

Zoom in on the photo and you’ll also notice the cap for the plug-in socket, exposed, just under the right-side mirror, just like it was seen on the 3 Series hybrid model, not too long ago.

The upcoming 7 Series will mark a series of premieres, both for BMW and the automotive world. Laser lights, Organic LEDs and CFRP construction will all chip in to make the new version the leader of the pack, once again.

Furthermore, on the engine front, if the weight reduction will be big enough, we could also see a 2-liter turbocharged engine used on a 7er for the first time in its history.
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