The G12 BMW 740Le iPerformance has yet to have been launched in Malaysia, and already we’ve been given a look at what the plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will come with, thanks to a video posted by Louis Siah.

From the looks of it, the car will come with all the bells and whistles of the current range-topping 740Li, including Laserlight headlights, 19-inch five split-spoke alloy wheels and the Pure Excellence exterior design package that adds chrome trim on the front air intake and rear tailpipe surrounds. Distinguishing the hybrid from the petrol variants is the charging port on the left front fender, along with eDrive and i badging.

Unlike in other markets, we won’t get the iPerformance-specific blue highlights on the outside, following a trend set by the 330e and X5 xDrive40e sold here. If you squint, you can also just about make out the radar sensor under the front number plate and the stereo cameras at the top of the windscreen, which mark the presence of the Driving Assistant Plus package.

This adds Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, steering and lane control assist, and lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection for semi-autonomous driving, plus front and rear cross traffic assist. These go on top of the basic Driving Assistant features, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear collision prevention, lane change and lane departure warning and rear cross traffic warning.

Peeking inside, one can spot the seat quilting that comes with the Nappa leather upholstery; the seats themselves are full Comfort items front and rear with extra adjustment, lumbar support and massage functions. There are also two 10-inch rear entertainment screens, four-zone auto climate control, 360-degree Surround View and a slot between the rear seats for the BMW Touch Command tablet (not seen here).

Expect our 740Le to get the rest of the 740Li’s kit list, including full air suspension, soft-close doors, a head-up display, a touchscreen-equipped BMW Display Key, a Professional navigation system with a 10.25-inch iDrive display, Gesture Control and a 16-speaker, 600W Harman Kardon sound system. BMW Malaysia has already teased the inclusion of the Sky Lounge LED-lit panoramic roof.

As with the 330e, the 740Le is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but has been uprated to 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque – the same as the 730Li. Allied to the petrol mill is a 113 hp/250 Nm electric motor integrated into the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as a 9.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, putting total system output at 326 hp and 500 Nm.

Important figures include a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 5.7 seconds, combined fuel consumption of 2.3 litres per 100 km and combined carbon dioxide emissions of 53 grams per kilometre. With the battery under the rear seats, boot space is down from 515 litres to 420 litres.

With most of the Malaysian-spec G12 BMW 740Le iPerformance now a known quantity, the only question now is price – BMW Malaysia has already confirmed that it will assemble the 7 Series for export markets such as Vietnam and the Philippines, so a CKD offering for the local market is a definite possibility.

If so, the car will almost certainly come with full tax breaks afforded under the Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) scheme. That should put it within the ballpark of the Mercedes-Benz S 400 h, which retails at RM598,888 on-the-road without insurance.