BMW does everything right with its $90,000-plus hybrid sedan.
The biggest jaw-dropper about BMW's gorgeous hybrid 7-series sedan is its 2.0L I-4 turbocharged engine producing 255 horsepower which, on paper, sounds tepid. But when this dinky engine's mated to the electric motor, the horsepower's bumped up to 322 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, rocketing its driver from 0-60 in about 5 seconds. It's possible to forget you're driving a hybrid at all; there's zero nerd flavor, and the feeling when driving is exactly as it should be; a big, powerful, beautiful $90,700 (starting price) sedan, man.
The other not-so-jaw-dropping but nonetheless impressive development is that BMW messed with the 7 at all, seeing as how it's their flagship vehicle, loved and praised by many in this, its 6th year. But the future of automobiles belongs to electricity, as all who follow such developments know, so it's a smart move on BMW's part to build a such a stylish hybrid.
You'll plug in to charge the on-board battery, allowing you approximately 22 miles of all-electric driving at up to 75 mph. 22 pure-electric miles isn't a trip to the moon and back, but it bests some other vehicles of this type.