Four-minutes of video inside the 7er Active Hybrid as it is driven around (above) the BMW stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
This four-minute video takes us behind the wheel of the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 as it is driven around the BMW presentation space at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Behind the wheel, "Jan", an avid WCF reader and now guest contributor, gives us a sense of what it is like to drive the luxe auto.
BMW constructed the circuit to showcase all of their Frankfurt introductions in full motion, something unique for the show. After a few minutes following the ActiveHybrid X6 around the circuit, the car proceeds past a "who's who" of vehicles behind the scenes before parking alongside other BMW cars.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 comes with a 449-horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces up to 479 ft-lb of torque. Those figures boost to 465 hp and 516 ft-lb when combined with the three-phase synchronous electric motor.
Despite hitting the 100 km/h mark in 4.9 seconds, the vehicle consumes only modest amounts of fuel. The 7er ActiveHybrid uses 9.4 liters of fuel per 100 km, or roughly 24mpg (29 mpg Imperial).