BMW 745Le hybrid discontinued; no ‘i’ models on sale in India

The German car maker now has no hybrid and electric cars on sale in India.

BMW has discontinued the 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid in India. The German car maker now has no hybrid and electric cars on sale in India.

Earlier, BMW had the i8 on sale and was considering launching the i3 electric car as well.

The 745Le plug-in hybrid uses a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder petrol engine. The combined output of the petrol engine and hybrid system is 379 BHP and 600 Nm. The car can run on battery power for up to 53 km and can reach a claimed top speed of 140 km/h (in electric mode). The battery can be recharged using a standard charging cable in 8-12 hours. With a fast charger, it charges in 4-5 hours.

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