Bangkok 2017: BMW 740Le And M760Li Previewed In Thailand

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 Bangkok 2017: BMW 740Le And M760Li Previewed In Thailand

BMW Thailand has previewed two new models ahead of its official debut at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show next week.

The first is the BMW 740Le xDrive, a plug-in hybrid that boasts a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to the company eDrive hybrid system to deliver 326 hp and 500 Nm. The electric motor is build into the 740Le's eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. When the driver selects the MAX eDRIVE pure-electric mode, the 740Le can travel up to 41 km on pure electric, with speeds of up to 140 km/h. 0 - 100 km/h is achieved in just 5.3 seconds.

Moving up the ladder is the BMW M760Li xDrive. Here, the flagship 7-series is powered by a 6.6-litre twin turbocharged V12 that does 602 bhp and 800 Nm. The monstrous amount of power enables the 2.2 tonne luxury sedan to hit 100 km/h from standstill in just 3.7 seconds. 

The company says that the BMW 740Le xDrive will have a starting price of THB 6.699 million (~RM854,946), whilst the V12-powered M760Li is priced at THB 12.499 million (~RM1,594,790). 

Both models will be shown to the public at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show, happening from 29 March.



Prior to covering the automotive scene, Eric was the tech support fella. Now he's either busy driving or editing videos.



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