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The 2020 BMW 745e has more power and a longer range

BMW has updated the plug-in hybrid version of its luxury sedan with a larger battery and more powerful motor.

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The 2020 BMW 745e, the European version of which is shown here, packs a plug-in-hybrid powertrain.

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The new 7 Series plug-in has more power and a longer electric driving range than its predecessor, the 740e.

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Though US figures have yet to be confirmed, under European testing the 745e can return 31-36 miles of all-electric range on a single charge. The outgoing 740e was EPA-rated for 14 miles per charge.

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The hybrid's electric motor is now more powerful, making 113 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, gains of 2 hp and 9 lb-ft.

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The car also has a bigger gasoline engine: The 255-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder has been replaced by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six rated for 280 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.

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An improved battery is now rated to store 12.0 kilowatt-hours of energy, up from 9.2 kWh in the outgoing 740e.

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Onboard electronics can automatically determine when to coast or use the regenerative brakes for maximum efficiency. 

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Think hybrids are dull? Think again: BMW says the 745e can rocket to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155 mph.

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Inside the updated 7 Series, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system are standard,.

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Keep clicking or scrolling to see more of the 2020 BMW 745e.

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