2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 750 Overview
With V-12 power and V-8 fuel efficiency, the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 750 luxury sedan is the complete package.
The most notable changes for 2012 include a lower sticker price due to the switch of standard features to optional equipment. Heads-up display and ventilated seats no longer come with the base price. A 440-horsepower, TwinPower 4.4-liter V-8 gas engine is paired with an electric motor for a total of 455 horsepower and 515 pounds-feet of torque, which is significantly more than the gas-only version. Power is sent through the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Even though it is a hybrid, the ActiveHybrid 750 boasts quicker acceleration than its gas-only brother.
At first glance, fuel estimates aren’t spectacular when compared to the gas-only 750 at 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway (15/22 mpg). Then you realize that 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 750 gets increased efficiency and power, making it a smart buy for those who don’t mind spending more for more. Start-stop technology, brake energy regeneration and a lithium-ion battery are at the heart of the ActiveHybrid 750’s efficient technology.
Competition in the super-luxury hybrid segment includes the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid and the Porsche Panamera Hybrid. Multi-spoke 19-inch run-flat all-season tires, halogen free-form fog lights, xenon adaptive headlights with dynamic auto-leveling, power adjustable, power-folding, heated mirrors, a power-closing trunk and sunroof are standard exterior features, while 20-inch alloy wheels, performance tires are optional.
Premium German craftsmanship is on full display inside of the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 750 in the form of supple leather, rich wood and cutting-edge technology. A 16-speaker sound system, 20-way power front seats, heated front seats, ambience lighting, four-zone automatic climate control, hard drive-based navigation system with voice command, rear-view camera, start/stop button, Bluetooth connectivity, iPod/USB adapter, 12 GB hard drive for media and black panel display with LCD gauges are all standard features. Heated rear seats and steering wheel, ceramic controls and a rear-seat entertainment system that includes two eight-inch color monitors are optional. There is an extended wheelbase version (750Li) that adds close to six inches of legroom throughout the vehicle.
Just like the hybrid system, the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 750 has high-tech safety features, including blind spot detection, side and top view cameras, lane departure warning, automatic high beams and Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection.
Efficiency, performance and world-class sophistication embody the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 750.