Plug-in hybrids with BMW i know-how.


Plug-in hybrids with BMW i know-how.

ELECTRIFIED BY BMW i.Plug-in hybrids with BMW i know-how.

Experience has always been a key factor in implementing innovative automotive concepts. And in the BMW plug-in hybrids, this influence has been particularly valuable. Their drive system consists of an efficient combustion engine and a powerful electric motor. This is how they combine the typical BMW qualities with the advantages of electric driving and thus profit directly from the expertise of the BMW i engineers to such an extent that they deserve their own designation: BMW iPerformance Automobiles.

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The BMW iPerformance vehicles use the BMW eDrive electric drive technology developed by BMW i. They are able to cover short and medium distances purely electrically with the innovative combination of electric motor, lithium-ion battery and intelligent energy management. The TwinPower Turbo petrol engine is activated when needed. BMW eDrive is currently offered for the BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series and the BMW X5 (as of March 2017).

BMW eDrive.

The intelligent and dynamic way to drive electrically.


In the BMW iPerformance models, an efficient combustion engine works in perfect harmony with a powerful electric motor. The conventional drive offers the range while the electric drive scores particularly highly in urban traffic, thanks to its zero emissions and almost silent driving dynamics. The BMW 530e, for example, can cover up to 50 km (NEDC New European Driving Cycle) all-electric. The lithium-ion battery can be recharged from the BMW i Wallbox, at public charging stations and from any standard household socket.

Figures for the BMW 530e iPerformance (1)(3):

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1 to 1.9
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 49 to 44
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.1 to 13.1


    In AUTO eDRIVE mode, intelligent energy management determines the most efficient combination of electric motor and combustion engine – according to driving speed and battery charge level.


    Depending on the model, it is possible to drive at a speed of up to 140 km/h purely electrically in MAX eDRIVE mode. At higher speeds or if the full acceleration potential needs to be exploited, the combustion engine switches on automatically.


    In SAVE BATTERY or Battery Control mode (in the BMW 7 Series), the battery is efficiently charged by the combustion engine or has its charge level maintained. This enables the battery capacity to be actively saved for purely electric driving at a later stage.


The BMW plug-in hybrid models systematically pursue the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy. Apart from the “e” in the model designation, the following optical features will enable you to recognise a BMW iPerformance model as soon as you see one.

Blue kidney grille slats.

The kidney grille slats in typical BMW i blue accentuate the front of the BMW iPerformance models.
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Blue wheel hub covers.

The exclusive blue wheel hub covers of the BMW iPerformance models are reminiscent of the BMW i8.

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 49
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11.9

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BMW i logo.

Located on the front side wall behind the wheel housing is the BMW i logo, which indicates the direct know-how transfer from BMW i.
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eDrive lettering.

The eDrive lettering on the C pillar behind the Hofmeister kink indicates the electric drive technology.
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BMW iPerformance is more than a designation for plug-in hybrid models, it is part of a sustainable mobility strategy. As is the case with the BMW i3 or BMW i8, the 360° ELECTRIC programme is available for use. This offers decisive benefits that range from installing a BMW i Wallbox and arranging a suitable green energy contract through to accessing to the world’s largest network of public charging stations. Other features available for every BMW iPerformance model are the BMW Connected App and efficient routes highlighted in the navigation system by means of ECO ROUTE.

  • BMW i Wallbox

    The BMW i Wallbox, the BMW i Wallbox Plus and the BMW i Wallbox Connect are home charging stations, which allow you to charge your BMW safely, quickly and easily.

    The BMW i Wallboxes ensure that the charging process is uncomplicated and reliable. As soon as the vehicle is connected with the BMW i Wallbox via the charge cable, the charging process starts automatically. The BMW i3 for example is charged to 80% of its full capacity in less than three hours*.

    The BMW i Wallbox Connect also gives you the opportunity to use green electricity and solar energy you have generated yourself – for rapid charging and even more sustainability.

    *Depends on local electricity infrastructure. The charging times of other BMW Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and BMW Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) may differ.

  • BMW Digital Charging Service

    The BMW Digital Charging Service (DCS) makes charging your BMW with the BMW i Wallbox even more individual and efficient. On the basis of your preset electricity tariff, DCS determines the most cost-efficient period for charging your vehicle in each case and independently controls the charging process to take this into account. At the same time, DCS always guarantees a fully charged vehicle at the departure time you have indicated. Embedded into the range of ConnectedDrive Services, DCS can be operated quite easily via your mobile device and the customary frontends (iDrive, ConnectedDrive Portal, BMW Connected App).

  • ChargeNow: Electrifying driving pleasure is on the up

    Thanks to intuitive controls and the mobility service ChargeNow, tapping into this network is as easy as it gets. Because ChargeNow brings together the charging stations operated by different providers in a huge single network. This makes it easier and quicker to pinpoint stations and top up your BMW i3 en route. BMW i ConnectedDrive displays all unoccupied charging stations near you, not only on the car’s navigation screen, but also on your smartphone and the ChargeNow website.

Figures for the BMW i3 (94 Ah) (3):
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 13.6* / 13.1**

Figures for the BMW i3 (94 Ah) with Range Extender (3):
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 14.0* / 13.0**
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11.9* / 11.5**
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0.6

Figures for the BMW i8 (3):
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 49
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11.9

* Wheels cluster 1: 19‘‘ wheels
** Wheels cluster 2: 20“ wheels; winter tyres

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