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Irvine BMW Confirms, BMW Active Hybrid Qualifies for Tax Credit


June 14, 2010 – Irvine, Calif. – Irvine BMW confirms the all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 qualifies for up to a $900 tax credit under the Alternative Motor Vehicle provision through the Internal Revenue Service.
The ActiveHybrid 7 combines an electric motor with BMW’s much-praised 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 and new 8-speed automatic transmission to accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, while delivering impressive EPA fuel economy estimates of 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, a near 18-percent improvement over the non-hybrid 750i/Li. The ActiveHybrid 7 features Engine Start/Stop to avoid wasteful engine idling in stop-and-go driving and at traffic lights. The powerful lithium-ion battery enables systems like the radio, Bluetooth phone connection, and air- conditioning to continue running when the engine is off. Its compact size minimizes the impact on luggage capacity.
The standard and long-wheelbase versions of the ActiveHybrid 7 become the fourth and fifth BMW models to qualify for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Tax Credit, joining the ActiveHybrid X6 and BMW’s Advanced Diesel 335d Sedan and X5 xDrive35d.
“We’re proud that the BMW Efficient Dynamics strategy is being recognized,” said General Sales Manager, Steve Rudkin. “Not only will our BMW consumers have a stylish, powerful, high-quality vehicle, but they will also have the opportunity to receive a tax credit for joining the movement for fuel efficient vehicles,” he said.
As a proud member of the Shelly Automotive Group and one of the largest BMW centers on the West Coast, Irvine BMW has loyally served Orange County - including Lake Elsinore, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Lake Forest, Laguna Woods, East Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch - for nearly a decade.
Irvine BMW’s helpful and knowledgeable staff, expert factory-trained technicians, state-of-the-art service department, comprehensive parts department and one of the nation’s largest selections of new, used and certified pre-owned BMWs have made Irvine BMW a landmark in Southern California’s automotive landscape. For more information about Irvine BMW, visit the dealership at 9881 Research Drive in Irvine, Calif., or online at


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