BMW Bringing New 7-Series, 330e, X5 xDrive45e And More To Geneva

BMW will park a slew of new models at this year’s Geneva Motor Show next month, including the all-new 7-Series and its plug-in hybrid variations, but also the 330e, X5 xDrive45e and even the bespoke M850i Night Sky.

While the focus will be on the model range, BMW will also talk about expanding its Energy Services, with the Group looking to widen its reach as a systems supplier for electric mobility and provide customers with free “green energy” for their cars.

745e, 745Le, 745Le xDrive

All three of these new electrified 7-Series versions will be powered by the same 394 PS (388 HP) hybrid unit, offering 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration times of 5.3 to 5.1 seconds, and an electric range of 54-58 km (33 to 36 miles) for the 745e, 52-55 km (32 to 34 miles) for the 745Le and 50-54 km (31 to 33 miles) for the 745Le xDrive.

X5 xDrive45e

The same powertrain detailed above can also be found in the partially electrified version of the all-new X5 SUV, which will be available in August. It features the same 394 PS (388 HP) output and can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.6 seconds. As for its zero-emission all-electric range, it’s been rated at 80km (50 miles), which should suffice for most daily commutes.

330e Sedan

Powered by a four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a latest-generation lithium-ion battery, the BMW 330e Sedan puts down a combined output of 252 PS (248 HP), which you can then briefly increase by up to 41 PS (40 HP) thanks to the standard XtraBoost function. In a straight line, it can get to 100 km/h in 6 seconds flat, while its maximum electric range is 60 km (37 miles) – roughly 50% more than its predecessor. The 2019 BMW 330e Sedan is due to come out in July of this year.

BMW Individual M850i Night Sky

Drop by BMW’s stand in Geneva and you’ll also be able to admire the one-off BMW Individual version of the new 8-Series Coupe. Dubbed ‘Night Sky’, this bespoke M850i features genuine meteoritic rock on its center console trim plate, start/stop button, selector lever, Touch Controller and door sill finishers. Meanwhile, the headliner, center console, brake discs, exterior mirror caps and other components also feature an extra-terrestrial design.

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show will kick off March 5-6 for members of the media, before opening its doors to the general public between March 7-17.

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  • 34 miles of electric range is pathetic. The only thing less "green" than a conventional ICE powered car, is a conventional ICE powered car that also includes a second electric powertrain. A hybrid engine still requires a gas supply chain and oil being drilled and shipped around the world. If you want to go EV, go full EV. If you want to go ICE, then go full ICE. But hybrids combine the worst of both.

    • I completely do not agree. I drive Toyota hybrid which in town saves half of the petrol. I am looking forward to X5 xDrive45e which would allow me 2 days driving in my town (work/home) only in electric mode with zero gas.

      • There's a reason that Toyota is focused on hybrids and Hydrogen. Whether a car uses one gallon, or twenty gallons each week, a car that uses any fuel keeps in place a tremendous, arguably corrupt and influential, infrastructure that would otherwise become obsolete. Plus, hybrids utilize the same EV manufacturing/charging/end-of-life resources which aren't exactly clean either. Then with plug-in hybrids, on top of all that, they also utilize the grid. I'm not going to get into discussing the politics of big oil, because there are others that can argue the pros and cons better than I can. But that's why I feel strongly that plug-in hybrids are the best solution to maintaining the status quo and avoid ruffling feathers, but the absolute worst option for consumers who are interested in buying an efficient car. Either go with an ICE vehicle or full EV, but not something that utilizes both.

  • I like the 7 minus that plug on the front that makes it look like a dishwasher. In general, i am neither fond nor convinced electric is the way. Pretty sure manufacturing and other processes imply a lot of pollution and energy costs anyways. But we'll discuss this after the electric market has developed and issues start to become clearers. Like the for the Diesel models. A cure it all solution at the beginning, now considered normality or condemned as a solution for vehicles.

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