BMW 745Le xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Discontinued In India: Here's Everything You Need To Know!

BMW India launched the latest-generation 7 Series back in 2019 in the Indian market. The BMW 7 Series was offered with a starting price of Rs 1.22 Crore, ex-showroom (India). However, BMW has discontinued the 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid in India and with that, the company now has no hybrid and electric cars on sale in the country.

BMW 745Le xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Discontinued In India: Here's Everything You Need To Know!

Speaking a little about the BMW 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid, in terms of design, the new 7 Series came with BMW's signature kidney grille. The new large kidney grille on the 7 series was been borrowed from the X7 SUV. The sedan also came with sleek matrix LED headlamps flanking the large grille, with integrated LED DRLs.

BMW 745Le xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Discontinued In India: Here's Everything You Need To Know!

BMW also updated the front bumper, which came with chrome accents adding to the premium-ness of the sedan.The side profile on the new 7 series continues to come with a clean design, with just a thin chrome strip running at the bottom part of the sedan. The windows also get a thin chrome strip surround; all of which add to the premium appeal of the car.

BMW 745Le xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Discontinued In India: Here's Everything You Need To Know!

The rear comes with LED taillights connected by a thin LED line and a chrome strip. The rear bumpers also come with silver accents which surround the exhaust tips on either end. Inside, the new BMW 7 Series comes with the brand's latest-generation digital instrument cluster, a central 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice assist, hand gesture controls and a host of other features.

BMW 745Le xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Discontinued In India: Here's Everything You Need To Know!

The seats on the 7 Series come covered in premium Nappa leather with a range of quilted options, as well as leather colours. The rear passengers also get a 10-inch touchscreen display, which can also control different functions of the car.

BMW 745Le xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Discontinued In India: Here's Everything You Need To Know!

Mechanically, the 745 Le xDrive came powered by an in-line six-cylinder petrol engine producing 286bhp and 450Nm of torque. The engine is further mated to an electric motor which produces 113bhp and 265Nm of torque; taking the combined total to 394bhp and 600Nm of torque. Power is sent to all-four wheels via BMW's xDrive system. The plug-in hybrid variant claims to offer a 0 - 100km/h time of 5.8 seconds while also returning a fuel efficiency figure of 39.5km/l.

BMW 745Le xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Discontinued In India: Here's Everything You Need To Know!

Thoughts About The BMW 745Le xDrive Plug-In Hybrid

The BMW 7 Series is one of the most luxurious products from the brand in the Indian market. However, with the 745Le xDrive Plug-In Hybrid variant discontinued, now the company does not have any hybrid or electric cars for sale in the Indian market. The 7 Series in India goes up against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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Article Published On: Monday, April 19, 2021, 13:51 [IST]
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