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US Welcomes BMW 750e xDrive, 740i xDrive, and i7 eDrive50

This summer, BMW spices things up by introducing three new versions of the 7 Series in the US. The 2024 740i xDrive leads the pack, priced at $99,400. This cost includes a $995 fee for shipping and handling. Its heart beats with the same 375-horsepower inline-six engine that powers the rear-wheel-drive variant. Equipped with mild hybrid technology, this machine offers improved performance. As a result, it shaves two-tenths off the 60 mph sprint time, clocking in at 4.9 seconds.

BMW anticipates kicking off deliveries in the third quarter of the year. This launch marks another step in BMW’s commitment to enriching its US lineup.

Next up is the 750e, a plug-in hybrid model. It combines a 3.0-litre inline-six engine with an electric motor. The result is a powerful 483 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. BMW boasts a 35-mile pure electric range for this model. BMW bases this claim on their internal tests, adhering to EPA’s guidelines with a fully-charged battery. The price tag for this luxury model stands at $107,700. As fall arrives, BMW will commence deliveries.

Hot on the heels of the 740i comes the 750e, a hybrid powerhouse. Fusing a 3.0-litre inline-six engine with an electric motor delivers a hefty 483 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. BMW’s internal testing, following EPA protocols, suggests a 35-mile pure electric driving range on a full charge. This adds a green touch to the muscular 7 Series. Priced at $107,700, this luxury hybrid will start reaching customers this fall.

The i7 eDrive50, a third all-electric variant, is set for a simultaneous release. This rear-wheel-drive model boasts a single motor at the back, pushing out 449 horsepower. It complements the existing xDrive60 and M70, which feature twin electric motors. While more technical details will be shared closer to launch, we already know it carries a price tag of $105,700, excluding options. So, brace yourself for this electric addition to the BMW USA roster.

Meanwhile, July marks the start of 7 Series models with Operating System 8.5. The i4 and iX models will see the same upgrade. The X5, X6, X7, and XM models will adopt the latest infotainment tech starting in August. However, it’s worth noting that the full-featured M versions of the X5, X6, and XM won’t get the QuickSelect functionality. And remember vehicles already produced won’t get the iDrive 8.5 as an over-the-air upgrade, as it requires a new head unit.

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