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Prices announced for new BMW 740e plug-in hybrid

BMW has revealed pricing for its new 7 Series plug-in hybrid model, which is on sale now.Marking the debut of the carmaker’s i technology on the 7 Series, the 7

BMW 740e

The BMW 740e

combines a 254bhp four-cylinder petrol engine with a 110bhp electric motor, giving a total 322bhp and a 0-62mph time of 5.4 seconds. Married up with an eight-speed Steptronic automatic, the 740e offers an electric-only range of 29 miles and official combined fuel consumption of 134.5mpg.

A 740Le xDrive long-wheelbase all-wheel drive version is also offered, with a 0-62mph time of 5.3 seconds, electric-only range of 27 miles and official combined fuel consumption of 117.7mpg.

Prices start at £68,330 OTR for the 740e and £74,880 for the 740Le xDrive, which compares to £62,750 for the entry-level 730d. Both new models are available to order now.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.