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The BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid is a concept model that uses the engine from 750i, but adds an electric motor rated 20 PS (15 kW 20 hp) and 210 Nm (150 lbft) torque. Electric motor is integrated into the transmission housing replacing alternator and starter. Other features include auto start stop, 8-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid system was based on the 2-mode hybrid from Daimler AG. The regenerative braking unit includes 12V Absorbent Glass Mat batteries, running in parallel to 120V electrical network for electric motor. BMW claims it improved fuel consumption and reduced emissions by 15% over the non-hybrid model, despite weighing 221 pounds (100 kg) more. The cars exterior profile was designed by Karim Habib, Team Leader, Advanced Design for BMW in Munich, Germany. The car was first unveiled in 2008 Paris Auto Show, and later in 2008 Los Angeles International Auto Show.

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