One of BMWs latest model launched last year to fight against the Mercedes B-Class, the Series 2 Active Tourer becomes 225Xe! It is powered by a three cylinder petrol engine of 136hp (the one of the i8) associated with a 88hp electric motor for a total output of 224hp and torque of 385nm, giving it quite interesting performances for the segment: a NEDC consumption of only 2l per 100km with emissions of 46g per km while achieving the 0 to 100 in 6.7 seconds!
The 7.7kWh battery give an all electric range of about 41km and takes 3h15 to recharge on household plug - a fast charger reduces charging time by one hour! Cargo volume (primary) is identical with 400liters!
If you are not familiar with the BMW codenames, the X means 4-wheel drive which are obtained through the plug-in hybrid architecture with the electric motor on the rear axle.
Price starts from € 37,800
Second architecture and other segment, the D segment, the 330e is fitted with a 2l four cylinder TwinPower coupled to an 8 speed STEPTRONIC gearbox in which is inserted an electric motor, the combined total power is 252hp and 420nm for a 0 to 100kph in ..., emissions are announced at 44g / km for a consumption of barely 1.9l / 100km!
Its battery is very slightly smaller at 7.6kWh the all electric range and charging times are the same - the cargo volume (primary) also remains the same with 370liters.
No price has been announced yet…
With the imminent arrival of the 7 Series - 740e - BMW will offer plug-in hybrids in nearly all its range!