BMW 740e

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £70,140

Availability Current model
Available from March 2016
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £850 pcm

Annual VED £440
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 47
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range (Electric Only) between 11 - 22 mi

City - Cold Weather 16 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 11 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 13 mi
City - Mild Weather 22 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 13 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 17 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 5.4 sec
Top Speed 149 mph
Electric Range 15 mi
Fuel Range 373 mi
Total Power 240 kW (322 hp)
Total Torque 369 lb-ft
Drive Rear
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 9.2 kWh
Port Location Left Side - Front
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->15 mi) 2h30m
Charge Speed 6 mph
Battery Useable 7.4 kWh
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 15 mi
Vehicle Consumption 490 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 82 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 30 mi
Rated Consumption 210 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 245 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 192 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 163 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 335 - 670 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 460 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 670 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 565 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 335 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 565 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 435 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 141 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 45 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 49 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 136 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 490 mi
Total Range NEDC 519 mi
Fuel Tank 46 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 94 / 53 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 70 / 124 g/km
Battery Empty Real 37 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 178 g/km
Fuel Range Real 373 mi
Total Range Real 388 mi
Engine Displacement 1,998 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1975 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 420 L
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Length 5098 mm
Width 1902 mm
Height 1467 mm
Wheelbase 3070 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £70,085
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £9,111
BIK @ 20% £152 pcm
BIK @ 40% £304 pcm
BIK @ 45% £342 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the BMW 740e. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 4 hours 4 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 2h30m 6 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h30m 6 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h30m 6 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h30m 6 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the BMW 740e

Pricing

The BMW 740e has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £69,360 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £70,140. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The BMW 740e is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the BMW 740e is 240 kW (322 hp). The maximum torque is 369 lb-ft. The BMW 740e is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.4 seconds. The top speed is 149 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the BMW 740e has a total capacity of 9.2 kWh. The usable capacity is 7.4 kWh. A range of about 15 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 11 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 22 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 2 hours 30 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 4 hours.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW 740e is about 490 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 82 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 670 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 335 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The BMW 740e has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 388 mi, of which about 15 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 37 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 94 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 53 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the BMW 740e will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 141 mpg and a range of 490 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the BMW 740e will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a BMW 740e will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 178 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 70 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 124 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 45 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.

More information from BMW

The link below will open the page of the 740e on the official BMW site.

Go to the 740e on the official BMW website.