2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7
The all-new 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is currently rolling into dealerships across the country and potential customers will be happy to know that they will be entitled to a $900 tax credit under the Internal Revenue Service’s Alternative Motor Vehicle provision.
The standard and long-wheelbase versions of the ActiveHybrid 7 become the fourth and fifth BMW models to qualify for the special tax credit, joining the ActiveHybrid X6 and BMW’s 335d Sedan and X5 xDrive35d clean diesel models.
BMW boasts that the tax credit serves as yet another endorsement for its EfficientDynamics strategy, though we doubt any buyers willing to fork over the $102,300 asking price for the standard ActiveHybrid 7 or the $106,200 for the long-wheelbase model will even notice.
Either way, customers are getting an incentive to purchase a pretty special vehicle. The ActiveHybrid 7 combines an electric motor with a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 and a new eight-speed automatic transmission, and in unison they can propel the big sedan from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds--all while delivering EPA fuel economy estimates of 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
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