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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

The BMW plug-in hybrids.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. The BMW plug-in hybrids.

With their combination of a petrol and an electric engine, the BMW plug-in hybrids guarantee maximum flexibility and are therefore perfectly suited to the individual requirements and needs of your everyday life. The know-how from the all-electric BMW eDrive technology of the BMW i sub-brand permits purely electric ranges of more than 70 km (depending on the model) – with the electric and locally emission-free drive system being ideally suited for urban traffic, the daily commute to work or the most extensive shopping trip. On longer journeys or also on motorways, you still continue to enjoy the convenient range of the combustion engine. Thanks to intelligent energy distribution, the BMW plug-in hybrid switches automatically between the drives according to needs and thus guarantees maximum efficiency at all times. The continuously increasing fleet of BMW hybrid vehicles with a full 10 different models in the 2, 3, 5, 7 and X series offers a maximum of variety and individuality for every lifestyle. Join us to explore the world of BMW plug-in hybrids and find precisely the model that suits you best!

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EXPLORE THE WORLD OF BMW PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

EXPLORE THE WORLD OF BMW PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

FAQ: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON OUR PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

  • What is a plug-in hybrid?
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    A plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) combines a petrol engine, an electric engine and a high-voltage battery – and thus offers the best of two worlds. 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 66 kilometres. As is the case with all vehicles that have a high-voltage battery, technological advances will also see the electric range increase further in the coming years. 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 kilometres 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, in which the electrically driven kilometres predominate. On the other hand, the vehicles offer maximum 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.
    Many plug-in hybrid owners already manage to cover the majority of their routes electrically. After all, daily distances travelled are frequently less than 50 kilometres. Depending on the individual electricity tariff, this already results in significant savings compared with a classical combustion-engine vehicle. And there is no need at all to sacrifice the convenience of the latter’s range with a plug-in hybrid. If the battery charge or capacity is insufficient, the combustion engine is switched on automatically to meet the need.
    There are also country-specific financial benefits for this category of vehicle: directly through subsidies for electric vehicles and indirectly through favourable taxes thanks to the lower CO2 emissions.

  • 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 minimise 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.

  • How do I get the best out of my plug-in hybrid?

    In a plug-in hybrid, the familiar BMW driving modes are augmented by the HYBRID ECO PRO driving mode. This leads to an optimisation of efficiency in terms of drive system, comfort, lighting and climate control functions. One special feature of this mode is the active navigation function – which you should definitely take advantage of, even if you already know the route. Concealed behind the pure navigation function is a feature known as the anticipatory hybrid drive, which regulates use of the available electric energy intelligently and according to your route. In connection with the situation, it also shows you tips for an efficient driving style within your field of vision in the Head-Up Display or the instrument cluster – it may for example recommend that you take your foot off the accelerator when a speed limit is approaching. Another helpful function is the driving style analysis, which examines the efficiency of your driving style in the vehicle menu and provides you with useful tips for even more efficient driving. Furthermore, 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 kilometres in range.

  • 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 leave your vehicle parked for a lengthy period, such as during your holiday, try and maintain a charge level of between 30% and 50%. In addition, the vehicle should not be connected to a charging station when left stationary for lengthy periods of time.

  • 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. 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 plug-in hybrid as often as possible so that you always get the full benefit from the additional electric drive.

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TAX INCENTIVES AND BONUS PROGRAMMS FOR BMW PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

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All the information at a glance with the digital products from BMW Charging.

How far can I travel with my current charge level? Where is there a charging station on my route? Our digital Connected Charging services and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant leave no such questions unanswered. Designed to ensure that driving and charging your BMW are as easy, self-explanatory and foresighted as possible, BMW Charging products and services supply all the information and answers that you need.

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Planning your trip at home.

The only thing that you have to think about is your destination. Connected Charging and the My BMW App* take care of everything else. You can thus use your smartphone to virtually check the status of your plug-in hybrid before you set off on your journey: view the charge level and the available range, activate various functions such as the ventilation or analyse your charging history. *This requires the ConnectedDrive Services option and a compatible smartphone. The availability and functions of the My BMW App depend on the vehicle model and may vary according to the market. You will find detailed information at www.bmw.de.
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‘Hey, BMW. Who are you?’ Wouldn’t it be incredible if your BMW also came with a personal assistant? Communicate with your vehicle using the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. It knows you, gets better every day and helps out whatever the situation. “Hey BMW, how can I increase my range?” – the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will also answer this and many other questions about your BMW plug-in hybrid on demand.
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FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS.

 

BMW 3 Series Sedan plug-in hybrids:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0–1.5
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 45–35
Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.9–13.9

 

BMW 5 Series Sedan plug-in hybrids:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.2–1.6
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 50–36
Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.6–13.8

 

BMW X5 xDrive45e:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0–1.7
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46–38
Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 23.5–21.3

 

BMW X3 xDrive30e:

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.4–2.1
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 54–48
Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 17.1–16.4

 

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 225xe:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.9
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 42
Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.5

 

BMW 7 Series Sedan plug-in hybrids:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.5–2.1
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 57–48
Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 16.2–15.1

 

The values of the vehicles labelled with (1) are preliminary.

 

The information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption has been determined in accordance with the prescribed measurement procedure VO (EU) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

 

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany and on https://www.dat.de/co2

 

The values are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. For vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.

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Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

  • BMW 3 Series Sedan plug-in hybrids:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0–1.5
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 45–35
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.9–13.9

    BMW 5 Series Sedan plug-in hybrids:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.2–1.6
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 50–36
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.6–13.8

    BMW X5 xDrive45e:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0–1.7
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46–38
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 23.5–21.3

    BMW X3 xDrive30e:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.4–2.1
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 54–48
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 17.1–16.4

    BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 225xe:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.9
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 42
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.5

    BMW 7 Series Sedan plug-in hybrids:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.5–2.1
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 57–48
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 16.2–15.1

    The values of the vehicles labelled with (1) are preliminary.

    The information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption has been determined in accordance with the prescribed measurement procedure VO (EU) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

    Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany and on https://www.dat.de/co2

    The values are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. For vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.

    “All technical data are indicative only and varies as per market and configuration. For more information, please check with your local dealer for all fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.”