Intro: For those looking for a fuel-efficient ride, combined with the benefits of a luxury flagship sedan: your chariot has arrived in the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7. (Active-Hybrid-Seven)
Features: This hybrid variant of the full-size 7-Series comes with many of the opulent features that BMW is known for, such as the spacious back seat with DVD player. Those more concerned with the fuel saving technology can take note of the hybrid status gauge in the tachometer, and the hybrid system monitor in the front navigation screen.
Performance: The hybrid power equation starts with a 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8, combined with a 120-volt lithium-ion battery system to produce 455 total horsepower. Power is routed to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy: Fuel Economy for the ActiveHybrid 7 is as follows:
Price/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is $102,300 for the standard model and $106,200 for the long wheelbase model. The ActiveHybrid 7 is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: For those seeking the superlative level of luxury and V8 power offered by BMW's flagship sedan, but want to go green, too, the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 may be the car for you.