BMW is a bit behind in the luxury hybrid game. Both Lexus and Mercedes-Benz have luxury hybrid sedans on the market right now, ready for sale today. Though BMW is late to the game, they plan on arriving in serious style. Meet the BMW 755ih – the first hybrid that will wear a BMW badge.
BMW 755ih Specs
- 407 HP 4.4 liter gas engine
- 20 HP / 155 lb-ft electric motor
- Target fuel consumption 15% better than gas only
Ok, the 755ih is no Prius challenger. And a 15% fuel economy increase won’t change the world – especially when you consider the dismal fuel economy that a 7 series BMW gets. But I’d bet that BMW will sell quite a few of these puppies at a nice premium. Rich people love to feel like they’re saving the world, even when they’re doing no such thing.
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