BMW 745e xDrive PHEV
The BMW 745e takes BMW’s top-of-the-line tech and fuses it in a truly luxury package that’s quick. It’s traffic-jam system is outstanding and CarPlay issues seemed to have been solved. Sadly, the electric-only range feels subpar and makes you wonder if you’re paying too much.
- Quick off the line
- Nearly all of BMW’s tech finds a fancy home
- Battery range should be longer
- You lose some truck space to the battery pack
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- 80AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE4 ReviewsCNET80A plush plug-in with power and presenceThe updates to the 745e xDrive make it a more appealing luxury plug-in hybrid.The Car Connection80The Car Connection Expert ReviewThe 745e xDrive plug-in hybrid manages a combined 56 mpg equivalent (MPGe) with a full charge, but on gasoline alone it gets only 22 mpg combined. It’s still a good pick, but a bit more electric-only range would be appreciated, as it's EPA-rated at just 16 miles of plug-in range.MotorWeek802020 BMW 745e reviewSo, where does the 2020 BMW 745e xDrive iPerformance fit in? Well, whether you’re talking about its place in the BMW lineup, or the luxury sedan segment in general, the answer is the same. It’s a no compromise way to increase efficiency without losing any of the luxury experience you came for, with the added benefit of a little added performance.Forbes80Lets You Roll Like An Electric BossIt’s easy to disregard sedans these days with the trend leaning toward SUVs and crossovers, but if you’ve got the coin for some of the upscale features of the 745e, it’s worth it – you’ll look forward to being in the car, eating in it, having conversations in it, and driving it.