INTELLIGENT AND EFFICIENT.
Our electrified powertrains employ the very latest BMW eDrive technology to deliver exceptional performance, efficiency and versatility. A high output BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine works in harmony with a high voltage lithium-ion battery powering a BMW eDrive electric motor.
The combination of these three core components delivers a highly responsive drive with all the efficiency benefits of an electric powertrain.
The petrol engine and electric motor can work together simultaneously or each independently so the car can be powered by either hybrid propulsion, petrol power or electric energy.
The appropriate configuration can be manually controlled by the driver using the Drive Mode controls or automatically adjusted by the car’s energy management system depending on driving conditions and the battery charge level.
ANTICIPATORY HYBRID DRIVE.
For selected models, the navigation system employs enhanced intelligence that analyses the route and self-manages the use of electric energy at the most appropriate points of the journey, maximising fuel consumption and efficiency.*
Full recuperation at downward slopes.
Intelligent distribution of electric energy.
Precise switch over to eDrive at city limits.
eDrive at traffic jam situations.
* Requirements: route guideance activated and driving mode HYBRID STANDARD, HYBRID ECO PRO or ADAPTIVE.
Due to the flexible nature of the powertrain, various drive modes can be selected by the driver. 330e, 745e, 745Le xDrive, X5 xDrive45e and X3 xDrive30e models offer a convenient Battery Control function that allows you to set a specific charge level (between 30% - 100%) of the battery. The car is powered by the petrol engine until the required battery charge level is reached and maintained.
This can be useful if you want to reserve sufficient electric charge for certain sections of your journey or simply want to boost your charge status without stopping. Further Drive Modes on these models include HYBRID, ELECTRIC and SPORT.
From July 2019, all BMW Plug-in Hybrid models (excluding the BMW i8) employ our new, fourth generation battery technology that embodies the very latest advances in the field of battery cell innovation. Energy capacities have increased by up to 30% to deliver improvements to the pure electric range and greater overall efficiency.
INTELLIGENT AND CONNECTED.
A range of innovations have been purposely developed for our BMW Plug-in Hybrid models, providing the driver with enhanced information and additional convenience.
BMW 330e M Sport Saloon model. Metal footplate shown not available in the UK.
Compare your potential fuel savings with our BMW Test your Drive tool or visualise and build your perfect BMW Plug-in Hybrid using the online BMW configurator.