Focusing on gasoline or electric hybrids, the 2017 BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance is the answer of luxury automaker, BMW. For your information, the 740Le is not the single version in the lineup. The 740e is also available without xDrive and AWD configuration. Both models are offered under 7-Series brand. BMW offers two different versions just to make sure the customers don’t confuse finding their passion in hybrid car especially from BMW. There are other competitors on the table now like Porsche, Audi, Lexus, etc. Although they concern with luxury, the market demand cannot just be ignored.
It is pretty obvious to predict the exterior of 2017 BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance since the production gap with the 7-Series is only a year. For your information, the 7-Series made its debut as 2016 model year. Hence, there are only a few changes that we can see on the 740Le. The changes are limited on the headlights, modern badges and of course, the charging port. The headlights are having the same shape with the 7-Series. However, BMW combines them with blue color rings that we usually see on hybrid cars. The badges have the same blue hue around them. Meanwhile, the charging port is located behind the front wheel.
The same story of exterior goes to the interior of 2017 BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance. Mostly, the interior seems unchanged. However, BMW gave this sedan with new and modern display on the dash. It is a 12.3 inches of gauge cluster. For your information, this new package isn’t standalone. It also carries the charging percentage and power level. The costumers are able to configure a tachometer as well with some buttons. Meanwhile, the rest interior remains the same. Thanks to the iDrive 5.0 infotainment system that allows us to use the gesture control. This is the latest technology that we can use in i vehicle of BMW.
Under the Hood
The 2017 BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance carries trio sources under its hood. This sedan fuses the new four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor that boasts the BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology at the same time. As a result, this sedan delivers 240 kW or 326 horsepower with stable fuel economy simultaneously. Based on the latest specs, both models give the same fuel efficiency between 2.1 to 2.5 liters per a hundred kilometer. If we convert to the U.S mpg, it is around 113 to 134.5 mpg. The Co2 emissions are rated at 45 to 50 kg/km.
Our verdict about the 2017 BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance is uttered in this paragraph. Overall, this model offers high-quality driving for the owners since it has powerful horsepower and low fuel economy in the class. The automaker didn’t forget to show its own ability in developing the luxurious feeling to the customers even they are developing a hybrid sedan at the moment. The xDrive version brings more power and stability with its long wheelbase platform rather than the 740e version. It has lower mpg ratings, tough. But, we still prefer this one to carry up much cargo at the back.