The perfect combination.
Driving a BMW will always be about the joy of the journey. Whether it’s a traditional combustion engine, plug-in hybrid or electric, it’s still The Ultimate Driving Machine. BMW’s range of plug-in hybrids delivers on this promise through superb eDrive performance, seamless connectivity and luxurious comforts - just as you would expect. Discover the full potential of the BMW Plug-in Hybrid range.
THE JOY OF DRIVING: BMW PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.
- Almost silent driving experience in purely electric mode
- Additional power during acceleration due to both internal combustion engine and the electric motor working together
- Intelligent energy distribution and automatic switching between the drive modes
A BMW PLUG-IN HYBRID THAT SUITS YOUR LIFESTYLE.
- Optimum flexibility – ideal for drivers seeking the greatest possible versatility
- Perfect for individual requirements and everyday needs due to the combination of petrol engine and electric motor
- Growing fleet of BMW plug-in hybrids offers variety and individuality for every lifestyle
THE BMW MILD HYBRID.
- The electrical energy recovered from braking is available to support the motor and the electrical systems of the vehicle
- Driving sensation with a noticeable benefit in dynamics
- More intensive acceleration with less consumption and CO2 emissions in comparison to equivalent non mild-hybrid model
OUR PLUG-IN HYBRID FLEET: FIND YOURS.
The BMW XM plug-in hybrid impresses with a purely electric range of up to 82–88 km and power consumption of 30.1–29 kWh/100 km (WLTP).
BMW X1 xDRIVE30e.
The BMW X1 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid impresses with a purely electric range of up to 86 km and power consumption of 20–17 kWh/100 km (WLTP).
BMW M760e xDRIVE.
The BMW M760e xDrive plug-in hybrid impresses with a purely electric range of up to 82–85 km and fuel consumption of 1.1–1.0 l/100 km (WLTP).
BMW 750e xDRIVE.
The BMW 750e xDrive plug-in hybrid impresses with a purely electric range of up to 83–86 km and fuel consumption of 1.1–1.0 l/100 km (WLTP).
BMW 2 SERIES ACTIVE TOURER PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrids BMW 225e xDrive and 230e xDrive impress with a purely electric range of up to 93 km and power consumption of 15.9–14.2 kWh/100 km (WLTP).
BMW 3 SERIES SALOON PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.
The BMW 3 Series Saloon plug-in hybrids BMW 320e, BMW 330e and BMW 330e xDrive impress with an all-electric range of up to 62 km and a power consumption of 18.7–15.8 kWh/100 km (WLTP).
BMW 3 SERIES TOURING PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.
BMW 5 SERIES SALOON PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.
The BMW 5 Series Saloon plug-in hybrids BMW 520e, BMW 530e, BMW 530e xDrive and BMW 545e xDrive impress with a purely electric range of up to 61 km and power consumption of 19.3–16.2 kWh/100 km (WLTP).
BMW 5 SERIES TOURING PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.
The BMW 5 Series Touring plug-in hybrids BMW 520e, BMW 530e and BMW 530e xDrive impress with a purely electric range of up to 57 km and power consumption of 20.0–17.1 kWh/100 km (WLTP).
BMW X2 xDRIVE25e.
The BMW X2 xDrive25e plug-in hybrid impresses with a purely electric range of up to 54 km and power consumption of 15.6–15.0 kWh/100 km (WLTP).
BMW X3 xDRIVE30e.
The BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid impresses with a purely electric range of up to 43 km and power consumption of 30.3–25.7 kWh/100 km (WLTP).
*Plug-in hybrid vehicles require mains electricity for charging. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.
At temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius, purely electric driving mode of plug-in hybrid models will not be available until the battery has warmed up to an operational condition after the vehicle has travelled a few kilometers.
FAQ: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON OUR BMW PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.
What is a plug-in hybrid?
A plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) combines a petrol engine, an electric engine and a high-voltage battery. This allows a reduction in fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions. Interaction between the two systems also offers additional performance and acceleration power.
As its name suggests, a plug-in hybrid can be charged from a socket, a wallbox or at a public charging station. The maximum efficiency of a plug-in hybrid is achieved with a fully charged battery; which means that a charging facility should be available at home and at the workplace.
The electric range for purely electric driving with fully charged battery in the case of a BMW 530e, for example, extends up to 60 km. During recuperation, that means whenever you lift your foot from the accelerator pedal, kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy and fed into the battery – and as a result you gain further kilometeres for the electric range.
As part of its “Power of Choice” strategy, BMW is offering its customers a large selection of plug-in hybrids as a conscious decision in favour of this particularly efficient drive system.
A plug-in hybrid is ideal for drivers seeking the greatest possible versatility: on the one hand, it provides an electric drive for everyday use, such as the cost-optimised and sustainable commute to the office. Optimum use comes with regularly recurring medium-distance commutes, when driving in pure electric mode. On the other hand, the vehicles offer range and flexibility for long distances such as for the weekend excursion with the family.
What advantages does a plug-in hybrid offer?
Among the benefits for the driver of a plug-in hybrid are an almost silent driving experience in purely electric mode and additional acceleration power from the electric engine.
Depending on the individual home electricity tariff, plug-in hybrid models can result in significant savings compared with a classical combustion-engine vehicle. After all, daily distances travelled are frequently less than 48 km. And there is no need to sacrifice the convenience of the range of a classical combustion-engine model with a plug-in hybrid. If the battery charge or capacity is insufficient, the combustion engine is switched on automatically to meet the need.
What's more, plug-in hybrid models will often have a lower benefit in kind tax rate than an equivalent internal combustion engine model, which can offer significant savings for company car drivers.
To find out more about the potential savings offered by a BMW plug-in hybrid model, try our savings calculator at BMW Electrified.
What should I look out for when charging my plug-in hybrid?
As its name suggests, a plug-in hybrid can be charged from a socket, a Wallbox or at a public charging station (charging times vary depending on the charging solution). When you are on the road, you need the charging cable for public charging (mode 3), which is standard equipment in Ireland.
The maximum efficiency of a plug-in hybrid is achieved with a fully charged battery; which means that a charging facility should be available at home and at the workplace. Charge your BMW plug-in hybrid as often as possible so that you can always make full use of the additional electric drive.
What factors affect the performance of the high-voltage battery in my plug-in hybrid?
One important external factor influencing the performance and capacity of a battery is the temperature. As you probably know from your mobile phone battery, the performance is restricted in cold and hot temperatures. This is why it is important, especially in winter, to “precondition” the vehicle during the charging operation – in other words, to heat the battery and interior. Or to cool them down in summer. This not only saves you energy for the journey but means that, with an optimally temperature-conditioned battery, you have an added measure of efficiency from the outset. Optimised operating strategies in your vehicle also reduces the influences of temperature to a large extent. And did you know that the capacity of the battery also yields information on your available range? Apart from temperature, other factors affecting the range are devices, such as the air conditioning, the load carried and your driving style.
What do I have to look out for if my plug-in hybrid is left standing still or parked for a lengthy period of time?
If you don’t plan to use your vehicle for a longer period of time, such as during a holiday, there are various ways to positively effect the lifespan of your battery. Whenever possible, maintain a charge of between 30 and 50 per cent and park your vehicle in a cool place or in the shade during summer months and keep it in a garage in the winter. In addition, the vehicle should not be plugged in for charging if you leave it parked for a long period of time.
How do I get the best out of my plug-in hybrid?
In your BMW plug-in hybrid, anticipatory hybrid operation helps you reach your destination efficiently with active destination guidance. So use the active guidance function even if you already know the way. The use of available electrical energy can be distributed intelligently and optimally according to your route, allowing you to drive electrically in town and in the destination area.
In a plug-in hybrid, the familiar BMW driving modes are also extended by the HYBRID ECO PRO driving mode. This optimises the efficiency of drive, comfort, light and air conditioning functions. The Forward View Assistant is a special feature of this mode. It shows you situational tips for more efficient driving in the Head-Up Display or the instrument combination in your field of vision - for example, it recommends taking your foot off the accelerator if a speed limit is imminent. Another helpful function is the Driving Style Analysis, which analyses the efficiency of your driving style in the vehicle menu and provides helpful tips for even more efficient driving.
In newer BMW vehicles with hybrid drive (e.g. BMW X5 xDrive45e), adaptive recuperation also supports you when you release the accelerator pedal. With the help of an intelligent and situation-adaptive control system, the vehicle decides independently between coasting or recuperation. Whether a vehicle is in front, speed limits, roundabouts, turns or built-up areas - the system optimally adapts the level of deceleration to the traffic situation. As a result, brake pedal actuations can be reduced and driving comfort increased - and all this in an efficient way.
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