BMW to premiere 7 Series ActiveHybrid at Toronto Auto Show


BMW Group Canada will be premiering their 7-series ActiveHybrid at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto next month. The ActiveHybrid uses the same twin-turbo V8 that will power all 750i models plus an electric motor for some added oomph.

Read the full press release after the jump.

According to BMW’s press release the electric motor, which is positioned within the transmission housing, will generate 20hp and 155lb-ft of torque. The gasoline engine in the 750i is rated at 400hp and 450lb-ft. of torque. This ain’t gonna be a slow hybrid.

The 7-series ActiveHybrid will also feature regenerative brakes which store the captured energy in a lithiom-ion battery located in the trunk.

BMW tests indicate the 7-series ActiveHybrid reduces fuel consumption and emissions by 15% compared to the non-hybrid models.

15% doesn’t sound like much but BMW’s promising class-leading fuel efficiency.

BMW also announced the Canadian premiere of the latest Z4 Roadster will also take place in Toronto, about 400kms from the world premiere in Detroit a couple of weeks ago.

BMW Group Canada Announces Premieres for Canadian International Autoshow.