Category: BMW

New Generation BMW 7-Series Gets Plug-In

The new sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series is due in October and will have a couple of plug-in variants to follow, in 2016. Expect prices in excess of £70,000. The ‘base’ 740e will have a standard wheelbase and will be rear-wheel drive, whilst the 740Le xDrive will come with the long wheelbase and four-wheel drive. Both models share…

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BMW 7-Series – First Impressions

The new sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series is due in October and will have a couple of plug-in variants to follow, in 2016. Expect prices in excess of £70,000. The ‘base’ 740e will have a standard wheelbase and will be rear-wheel drive, whilst the 740Le xDrive will come with the long wheelbase and four-wheel drive. Both models share…

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BMW X5 for Autumn Debut

The new BMW X5 xDrive40e has been announced, with an autumn debut given. Prices are yet to be announced for this 313bhp, 2.0-litre engine SUV which operates in permanent all-wheel drive mode, even under all-electric power. Using an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, the X5 gets from 0 to 62mph in just 6.8 seconds, whilst returning a claimed 85.6mpg, with a CO2…

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BMW X5 – First Impressions

Whilst BMW’s i-range has been getting all the plaudits, their more conventional range of hybrids have been mediocre at best. The new X5 promises to change all that in an instant. Welcome to the new BMW X5 xDrive40e. This operates a permanent all-wheel drive system, even in all-electric mode, through an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Performance and Economy Between the engine…

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