2015 L.A. Auto Show: BMW Presents 330e, X1 xDrive28i and 7-Series, Powertrains Explained

BMW is present at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show with some interesting models, like the recently previewed 2016 BMW M4 GTS, which occupies the stand with the new 2016 330e, 2016 X1 xDrive28i and the high-end 2016 BMW 7-Series.

BMW has presented the powertrains that these models are coming with once will hit their dealerships worldwide.

The 2016 BMW 330e packs a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo flat-six, which is backed by an electric motor through a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. The hybrid powertrain develops 248 horsepower and 419 Nm of torque, enough to allow an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds. The range mile also stands at around 34 km. The model will reach showrooms next spring and will cost $44,695.

Next, the BMW 2016 X1 xDrive28i features the same 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, with 228 horsepower and 349 Nm of torque. It is hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends the power to all wheels. This particular model reaches 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. The model is already available for sale from $35,795.

Last but not least, the 2016 BMW 7-Series comes with a choice at two engines at launch. We are dealing here with the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo flat-six, in the 740i version, with 320 horsepower. On the other hand, the 750i packs a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 mill with 445 horsepower. The 740i costs at least $82,295, while the 750i is set at $95,395.


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