The BMW 7 Series G11/G12 is about to be released, but that doesn’t mean we should just focus on the G70/G71 in the future. A new video dedicated to the 745e xDrive shows the PHEV with some modifications and a technical problem. The owner of the luxobarge decided to play around with the B58 engine to extract more power from the 3.0-liter straight-six engine.
The 745e was already more powerful initially than the B48-equipped 740e it replaced. It is not outdone even in the original version since it reaches 100 km/h in just over 5 seconds. It was tuned to a combined output of 530 hp to perfectly match the 750i and its larger V8 engine. It gets the job done in around 4.8 seconds, which isn’t too shabby for a car that weighs around 2,000kg.
Along with an upgraded engine, the 745e features a custom exhaust providing an appealing soundtrack for a car focused on efficiency and luxury rather than sportiness. You’ll also notice the massive 22-inch Vossen wheels, which brings us to mention the car’s problem. It suffers from wheel misalignment, which is quite noticeable when the wheels are straight and yet the steering wheel is a little to the right.
This might explain why traction is an issue when it comes to putting power to the wheels off the line. The people from AutoTopNL I think the 745e could be even faster, especially since it packs a lot more punch than the standard car. It’s less of a problem once it starts, and damn it, it works. The owner also removed the 155 mph top speed limiter. Consequently, the majestic electrified sedan hits 177 mph (286 km/h) at one point on a demarcated Autobahn section.
With the new generation of the 7 Series, BMW will take electrification to a new level by introducing the zero-emission i7. The German luxury brand will unveil the electric vehicle as well as the combustion engine G70/G71 models later in 2022.
[Source: AutoTopNL / YouTube]