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This BMW 5 Series is actually an electric monster

What started as an M550i sedan now has 720 horsepower and more than 7,000 pound-feet of torque.

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BMW calls this car its Power BEV -- a prototype for testing future electric powertrains. 

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Internally, the engineers call this car "Lucy," a take on "Lucifer," because it's just so demonic.

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Power comes from two electric motors at the rear axle and a third electric motor up front.

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All told, the Power BEV can produce as much as 720 horsepower and 7,375 pound-feet of torque.

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That means this 5,300-pound sedan can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds.

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The acceleration force when you stomp the throttle is absolutely insane.

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The electric motors are powered by a 45-kilowatt-hour battery -- one that drains very quickly.

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BMW says this car absolutely does not preview a production model. Rather, it's a development car for future EVs.

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This is the most powerful BMW vehicle I've ever experienced.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of BMW's Power BEV.

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