Recent press releases from BMW representatives inform us that the company is soon to display an upgraded version of its ActiveHybrid 7 in showrooms throughout the northern parts of America.
Unless unexpected incidents alter the course of events, the car is to meet its public and most importantly its fans in the month of September.
When compared to some of its “elders,” the ActiveHybrid 7 is said to manage an extra 14% overall fuel economy.
Having a 3.0-liter engine that can unleash 235 kW, the ActiveHybrid 7 is also packed with an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, a regenerative braking and an Auto Start-Stop system, all of which are meant to present the car's driver and passengers with a most pleasant journey whilst at the same time remaining true to protecting the environment.
According to greenerideal.com
, BMW's Active Hybrid 7 can reach the speed of 60 MPH in just 5.5 seconds. As well as this, the car is said to be able to travel on distances of up to 2.5 miles (about 4 km) whilst maintaining a 37 MPH speed, powered only by the electricity stored in its engine.
Other perks that BMW engineers decided to throw in when manufacturing the ActiveHybrid 7 include a 3D navigation system, a software that provides the driver with information regarding traffic reports and road conditions, GPS and a state-of-the-art speech recognition software that the driver can command to make phone calls, handle dictation or send text messages.
As is quite obvious, judging from just one quick glance at its features, BMW updated ActiveHybrid 7 is most likely to make quite an impression once it hits the showrooms, which means that the company's expectations as far as sales are concerned are also rather high.
Truth be told, nobody puts this much amount of effort into designing and manufacturing an environmentally friendly car unless one expects to truly get their investments worth.