BMW GOES ELECTRIC IN GENEVA.

With the unveiling of six BMW electrified models, the 2019 Geneva Motor Show has provided an eye-opening look into the future of The Ultimate Driving Machine. However, this impressive show of electric force is not a huge surprise, with BMW now established as the worldwide market leader in cars that run on pure electric or plug-in hybrid systems. Here is a closer look at some of the models that made an appearance in Geneva.

New BMW X5 xDrive45e.
Boasting greater efficiency and electric range, the new BMW X5 xDrive45e is now more impressive than ever before. Fitted with an in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine, which is combined with an electric motor, it delivers 394 hp and goes from zero to 62mph in just 5.6 seconds (provisional figure). Its increased electric range is now approximately 50 miles*, which is almost three times that of its predecessor.

New BMW X5 xDrive45e

New BMW 7 Series.
The plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW 7 Series come with an increased electric range, which now stands between 31 and 36 miles.  This is almost 30% more than previous models. What’s more, they have an in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine adapted on a model-specific basis together with an electric motor. With this, the new BMW 745e accelerates from zero to 62mph in just 5.2 seconds.

New BMW 745Le Saloon

New Power Source.
A new lithium-ion battery for the plug-in hybrid model of the BMW 5 Series Saloon was also unveiled. It has increased its electrically powered range by more than 30% to approximately 40 miles*. 

BMW’s new state-of-the-art battery technology is also found in the BMW 225xe Active Tourer.  It now has an electric range up to 35 miles*, which is 25% more than the previous model.

New BMW 530e xDrive Saloon

Please note that this image is of a model variant not available in the UK.


New BMW 330e.
Making an impressive appearance at Geneva was the new BMW 330e Saloon, which now features an increase in electric range of 50% up to 37 miles*. Delivering an explosive 252 hp, it also offers a temporary increase of 41 hp using the standard XtraBoost.

New BMW 330e Saloon

New BMW X3 xDrive30e.
Making its world premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show was the new BMW X3 xDrive30e. It combines cutting-edge BMW eDrive technology with all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive – which is also active when running on electric power alone – to create a truly modern take on The Ultimate Driving Machine. Utilising the very latest battery technology, it achieves an electric range of up to 31 miles*.

For more information about the new BMW X3 xDrive30e, click here.
 

* All figures relating to driving performance, consumption, emissions and range are provisional.
Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and power consumption were measured using the methods required according to Regulation VO (EC) 2007/715 as amended. The figures are calculated using a vehicle fitted with basic equipment in Germany, the ranges stated take into account differences in selected wheel and tyre sizes as well as the optional equipment. They may change during configuration.
The details marked * have already been calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes. In these vehicles, different figures than those published here may apply for the assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are (also) based on CO2 emissions.

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