BMW 7 Series iPerformance Saloon BMW 7 Series iPerformance Saloon


eDrive. An electrifying driving sensation.

The range and performance of a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine coupled with the efficiency of an electric motor: the BMW 7 Series iPerformance (BMW 740e and 740Le xDrive) brings together the best of both worlds. The result is substantially lower fuel consumption and emissions, with a driving performance that allows the comfort and technology in the BMW 7 Series to be fully experienced.

BMW 7 Series iPerformance Saloon

Vehicle concept.

With the BMW 7 Series iPerformance, BMW has created a luxury saloon with remarkable fuel consumption figures and renowned BMW driving characteristics. The eDrive lettering on the rear indicates an electric drive, which in pure electric mode gives a range of up to 28 miles (up to 25 miles with xDrive).

Even in combined mode, the BMW 7 Series iPerformance models produce only 49 g/km (54 g/km with xDrive). The high-voltage battery is housed below the luggage compartment, leaving plenty of space for bulky luggage. The result is a future-orientated vehicle that is second to none.

BMW 7 Series iPerformance Saloon

Individual driving behaviour.

The BMW 7 Series iPerformance models have various driving modes, allowing the driver to dictate the fuel consumption. In practice, fuel consumption depends not only on driving modes, but also on personal driving style. When the battery is fully charged, up to 28 miles (up to 25 miles with xDrive) can be covered purely electrically before the BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine kicks in.

When driving in the city, the BMW 740Le and BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance exploit the strengths of the plug-in hybrid to the full. Short distances can be covered in the fully electric mode, and driving in the hybrid mode enables combined fuel consumption of 128.4 - 134.5mpg (113 – 117mpg with xDrive), with CO2 emissions of 49 - 50 g/km (54 - 56 g/km with xDrive).

The BMW 740e iPerformance and BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance are the ideal cars for commuters too. Using an average of 56 - 70mpg for a journey of 31 - 37 miles, its fuel consumption is markedly lower than that of other cars in their class. The BMW 740e iPerformance and BMW 740Le xDrive allow you to enjoy the luxury of a BMW 7 Series model with the added bonus of excellent fuel economy.

Enjoy low consumption driving, even over long distances with average fuel consumption of 35 - 40mpg for an extended journey.

BMW 7 Series iPerformance Saloon eDrive button

Intelligent energy management.

Intelligent energy management is key to the BMW iPerformance concept. The system coordinates the interaction of all of the drive components to produce the best possible efficiency with great driving dynamics. Intelligent energy management optimises the hybrid drive's power-efficiency by predictively choosing the appropriate drive. For example, navigation data is used to identify in advance the sections of the route and driving situations that are best suited for the electric motor or for charging the battery.

When starting the vehicle, the AUTO eDRIVE mode, i.e the hybrid mode, is active by default, enabling use of the electric drive. Depending on the load and the electric battery's charge level, the vehicle uses only electric energy up to a speed of 50mph, where permitted. A power meter display informs the driver of the vehicle's electrical consumption, and the point at which additional power demands will cause the combustion engine to switch on automatically.

In the MAX eDRIVE mode – the purely electric mode – the electric drive provides the maximum output. The driver can press the accelerator to its full extent without activating the combustion engine, and the vehicle can reach a top speed of 87mph, where permitted. If yet more power is required, the combustion engine can be switched on at any time via the gear lever or by pressing the accelerator to kickdown.

In SAVE BATTERY / BATTERY CONTROL mode, the vehicle is only powered by the combustion engine until the battery is charged to a level selected by the driver. The saved electric energy is reserved for further electric driving.

With the destination in the navigation system, predictive energy management analyses data such as speed limits and the current traffic situation along the route. The system then uses the purely electric driving mode along those sections of the route where it's most worthwhile - in urban traffic for example.

BMW 7 Series iPerformance Saloon on charge


Whether using conventional household socket or a BMW i Wallbox - available as an accessory – charging the BMW 7 Series iPerformance models could not be easier.

Numerous public ChargeNow charging stations are available for energy top ups when you're away from home.

The vehicle can be charged via any conventional household 230 volt power socket and has a 'full tank' after approximately four hours. The car's charging port is located behind a flap on the front left side, and all that's needed for charging is the included cable, which stores safely in the rear left section of the luggage compartment.

A wall-mounted charging station is available as an accessory and offers increased charging power, for faster charging.

The charging status of the battery can be checked via the multicoloured LED light ring on the socket, or by using the BMW ConnectedDrive App. From a wall-mounted charging station it can take as little as approximately 2.1 hours for an empty high-voltage battery to recharge completely. 

The vehicle can be charged from household power sockets with the charging cable supplied, and also on the go from public charging stations with a cable available from BMW accessories. 

For charging at public charging stations, a BMW Accessories cable is required. The charging time varies based on several factors, such as the strength of the current and number of active devices consuming electricity in the vehicle.

A special gasket ring protects the charging port and plug from the elements. LED light rings on the charging port make the charging status visually clear. The navigation system and BMW ConnectedDrive App give the driver information about the location and availability of suitable charging stations.

Authentication at the charging station and monthly billing for the energy costs can also take place using the separately available ChargeNow card from the BMW mobility service ChargeNow.

Please note: ChargeNow is a fee-based service.

BMW 7 Series iPerformance Saloon Connectivity


In addition to BMW Remote Services such as remote locking, hybrid-specific functions are also available via smartphone (iOS or Android), ensuring that you always have an overview of the fuel consumption and efficiency figures. 

The BMW ConnectedDrive App for iOS and Android displays detailed information about the current status of the BMW – such as the vehicle's location, the battery level and remaining range.

The charging procedure can be controlled remotely via the week-to-view timer, and the vehicle's cabin temperature remotely adjusted prior to your next journey. Destinations, points of interest and the location of charging stations can be easily sent from the application directly to the vehicle.

The BMW ConnectedDrive App also measures the efficiency of every trip and gives helpful tips, such as how to drive the vehicle in a more efficient manner and extend its range.

Get into a comfortably cool car in summer and a warm car in winter – pre-conditioning in the BMW 740e / 740Le xDrive makes that possible. Thanks to an electrical refrigerant compressor and a tankless electrical heater, the automatic air conditioning functions almost silently, even when the engine is off. Three departure times can be programmed for every day of the week.

Half an hour before the planned departure, heating, cooling and ventilation is adjusted to the selected temperature. The system is operated by the iDrive Controller inside the car, or via a compatible smartphone using the BMW ConnectedDrive App.

Provided that the high-voltage battery has a sufficient charge, the stationary air conditioning functions regardless of whether the vehicle is being externally charged or not.

Interior comfort and luxury.

The BMW 7 Series takes luxury motoring into the next age, yet retains touches of timeless elegance, with hand crafted wood inlays and hand-stitched leather upholstery. With their innovative drivetrain, the BMW iPerformance models are even more forward looking, but still have the luxury and comfort with which the BMW 7 Series is synonymous.

Unique to the BMW iPerformance models is the door sill embellishment, while the 'e' suffix on the boot denotes the hybrid electric drive. The instrument cluster features additional dials to highlight the amount of remaining charge and projected range, while buttons to access the various driving modes fall naturally to hand.