BMW X5 xDrive45e

BMW PLUG-IN HYBRID RANGE.

Now available with a complimentary BP Chargemaster Homecharge Unit (excludes BMW i3 and i8).**

BMW PLUG-IN HYBRID RANGE.Now available with a complimentary BP Chargemaster Homecharge Unit (excludes BMW i3 and i8).**


Driving a BMW will always be about the joy of the journey. Whether it’s a traditional combustion engine, plug-in hybrid or electric, it’s still The Ultimate Driving Machine. BMW’s range of plug-in hybrids delivers on this promise through superb eDrive performance, seamless connectivity and luxurious comforts - just as you would expect. Discover the full potential of the BMW Plug-in Hybrid range.
 

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  • What is a plug-in hybrid car (PHEV)?

    A plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) has a combustion engine and an electric motor that can be recharged via a cable. Both are able to propel the vehicle independently or in combination.

  • How does a plug-in hybrid work?

    Plug-in Hybrid vehicles combine a conventional combustion engine with an electric motor. Intelligent interplay between the two enables a saving in fuel to be achieved, lowers exhaust emissions and provides an exceptional driving sensation. On journeys up to approx. 30mph, a plug-in hybrid generally runs on pure electric power provided it makes sense, such as in urban areas. For maximum efficiency in different driving situations, such as longer journeys or rapid acceleration, it uses the combined power of the electric motor and combustion engine. If the battery which powers the electric motor has no charge, the vehicle will solely use the combustion engine.

  • What is the (electric) range of a plug-in hybrid vehicle?

    The electric range of a plug-in hybrid vehicle depends on the size of the battery. In the case of BMW, the maximum electric range is between 26 and 54 miles*, depending on the model. The overall range through the combination with the combustion engine is of course significantly higher.

  • How is a plug-in hybrid vehicle charged?

    Using a standard charging cable, plug-in hybrid vehicles can be charged from a conventional 3-pin socket. For a faster charge, you can also use a charging station or a Wallbox. The BMW i Wallbox is equipped with its own charging cable. For public charging stations, you need what is known as a “public AC charging cable” with the “Type 2” plug on both ends, this is included as standard on all BMW plug-in hybrid models from April 2020. A further method of charging is through the use of  high-power charging (HPC) stations, such as those of IONITY. Often known as ‘rapid charging’, at present these stations are only compatible with what are known as CCS plugs, which currently are not compatible with BMW plug-in hybrids. In addition, a plug-in hybrid can also obtain part of its charge via recuperation.

  • Can a plug-in hybrid be charged during its journey?

    Yes, it can. A BMW plug-in hybrid can regain part of its energy when braking (recuperation). In addition, charging can also take place during the journey with the function known as Battery Control Mode. This mode maintains the charge of the high-voltage battery constantly at the desired level or increases it to the preset value, by having the electric motor function as a generator. In this way, for example, it is possible to use Battery Control Mode during a motorway journey to protect or even increase the electric power reserves so that a subsequent urban route can be covered without any local emissions.

  • How do the ranges differ between plug-in hybrid vehicles and electric cars?

    A plug-in hybrid vehicle has a lower electric range than an electric car but a greater overall range. Assuming the vehicle is sufficiently charged, the purely electric range of BMW plug-in hybrids lies between approx. 26 and 54 miles, depending on the model. For most everyday users, this is entirely sufficient when the range from the combustion engine is added. The purely electric range of the BMW i3 currently extends up to 188 miles, an everyday range that will be increased to approximately 250 miles* with the BMW iX3^.

    ^These are provisional values

  • Do I have to select petrol or electric mode?

    New BMW plug-in hybrids come with Anticipatory hybrid mode. Using BMW Navigation with Real Time Traffic Information, it automatically selects the optimum power source depending on the journey and the traffic conditions. However, drivers can change this manually using the eDrive buttons on the centre console.

  • Will a plug-in hybrid save me money?

    Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer cost savings when it comes to recharging (in comparison to refueling), but this depends on energy tariffs and through Benefit in Kind (BIK) rates. For example, the X5 xDrive45e qualifies for the new 6% threshold BIK rate, which comes into effect in April 2020. However, there are various costs involved with car ownership, maintenance, and purchase (Plug-in Hybrids tend to be higher in cost compared to the equivalent Internal Combustion Engines models) – so any cost savings do depend on the use of the vehicle.

  • Are plug-in hybrids available in M Sport trim?

    Yes, BMW plug-in hybrid models are available in M Sport trim.

CHARGING YOUR PLUG-IN HYBRID.

Wherever the trip takes you, an extensive and growing network of charging facilities are ready to keep the journeys rolling. From easy-to-use public charging stations to convenient home charging solutions, you’re never far from topping up.

BMW 530e Saloon charging at a public charging station

Charging on the go.

The BMW mobility service, ChargeNow, provides access to over 7,000 partner charging stations across the UK. These include public charging provided by BP Chargemaster within their Polar network, which is the largest network in the UK. For more information regarding ChargeNow or to sign-up please click below.
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BMW Wallbox Connect

Charging at home.

Thanks to the BMW i Wallbox Connect, BMW drivers can charge their plug-in hybrids up to 80% capacity in approximately three to five hours, which is 70% faster than a conventional 3-pin socket. Charging costs can be easily managed when paired with the optional BMW Digital Charging Service***, which monitors your individual usage and energy tariffs.
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Charging Cable

Charging cables.

All new BMW plug-in hybrids now come with two cables: a standard BMW charging cable, which can plug into any conventional 3-pin socket; and a BMW AC Fast Charging Cable (Type 2) – when used at public AC Fast Charging stations can typically provide 80% battery capacity in three to five hours.

BMW 360° ELECTRIC.

BMW i3 Charging

BMW 360° ELECTRIC.

To seamlessly integrate the growing world of electric driving into modern living, BMW has created BMW 360° ELECTRIC. This includes the BMW Digital Charging Service, which helps simplify the day-to-day driving and maintenance that comes with a BMW plug-in hybrid.

BMW X3 xDrive30e

TEST YOUR DRIVE.

Discover the potential savings of driving a BMW Plug-in Hybrid in three easy steps.

TEST YOUR DRIVE.

Discover the potential savings of driving a BMW Plug-in Hybrid in three easy steps.

BMW’S PLUG-IN HYBRID RANGE.

Picking your favourite model, style, colour and wheels is one of the best parts of buying a new car, and it’s no different for BMW Plug-in Hybrids. From family cars and X models to sporty saloons, there’s something for everyone. What’s your perfect PHEV?

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BMW 225xe Active Tourer

Enjoy a perfect balance of practicality and performance with the BMW 225xe Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid. Available with BMW eDrive technology and BMW TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol engine, it can go from 0 to 62mph in 6.7 seconds when using both electric and combustion engines, and has a range of up to 32 miles* in purely electric mode.

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BMW 330e Saloon

With an all-electric range of up to 36 miles* and going from 0 to 62mph time in 6.5 seconds, (using both electric and combustion engines), the 330e Saloon reveals the sportier side of eDrive technology. Combined with the TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine, it also offers a total range of 372 miles.

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BMW 330e Touring

As the first BMW Touring Plug-in Hybrid, the BMW 330e Touring and the BMW 330e xDrive Touring, which are both available in Summer 2020, offer an all-electric driving range up to 35* miles and a combined range of 372 miles. Discover functionality with a thrilling edge.

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BMW 530e Saloon

The BMW 530e Plug-in Hybrid features both a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor with the latest 4th generation battery. It goes from 0 to 62mph in 6.1 seconds, when using both electric and combustion engines. In all-electric mode, it reaches a maximum range of up to 36 miles*.

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BMW 745e Saloon

The BMW 745e Plug-in Hybrid is an elite performer. It brings together a BMW 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine with BMW eDrive technology with the latest 4th generation battery for spectacular results. In pure electric mode, it offers speeds of up to 87mph and a range of up to 31 miles*.

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BMW X1 xDrive25e

If you love the BMW X range, the BMW X1 xDrive25e Plug-in Hybrid, which features the latest 4th generation lithium-ion battery, has everything you want. It offers up to 32 miles* of pure electric driving and, thanks to a selection of intelligent driving modes such as AUTO eDRIVE, automatically selects your power source and lets you just enjoy the drive.

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BMW X3 xDrive30e

The BMW X3 xDrive30e Plug-in Hybrid SAV is a car for all seasons. It offers up to 28 miles* of pure electric range, while also delivering outstanding xDrive handling. What’s more, it goes from zero to 62mph, when using both electric and combustion engines, in 6.2 seconds.

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BMW X5 xDrive45e

When powered solely by BMW eDrive technology, the BMW X5 xDrive45e offers up to 54 miles* of pure electric range. But don’t worry, if you’re looking for a little more oomph, using both electric and combustion engines, it has a combined power output of 394hp and goes from zero to 62mph in 5.6 seconds.

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THE FUTURE OF PHEV.

BMW Vision M NEXT

THE FUTURE OF PHEV.

Pioneering is in BMW’s DNA. Concept cars, like the BMW Vision M NEXT and the BMW Vision iNEXT, are perfect examples of this; they push the boundaries on what to expect from modern driving and pave the way for future models. Take a glimpse into the future.

BMW ConnectedDrive

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE.

Discover a seamless driving experience,
where cutting-edge digital services and
packages transform the journey.

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE.

Discover a seamless driving experience,
where cutting-edge digital services and
packages transform the journey.

  • *These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. Plug in hybrid vehicles require mains electricity for charging.
  • **Applies to new BMW PHEV models (excluding BMW i3 and i8) ordered between 31/12/2019 and 31/12/2020 and registered by 31/12/2020 (subject to availability). Private Customers Only. New models only. BMW UK Contribution of £399.00/£449.00 incl VAT covers the BP Chargemaster Homecharge Unit with a standard OLEV assisted installation only. Offer is not transferable and no cash alternatives, discounts or credits are available regardless of eligibility.
  • Applies to Residential/Domestic installations only and customers must also meet all the eligibility criteria for provision of the grant provided by the Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
  • BP Chargemaster Homecharge Unit will be supplied to you and installed by Chargemaster Ltd, trading as BP Chargemaster. BMW UK will pay BP Chargemaster on your behalf. BMW UK will not be a party to the contract under which BP Chargemaster supplies and installs the unit on your premises. BP Chargemaster Supply and Installation Terms and Conditions can be found at https://bpchargemaster.com/terms-and-conditions-of-sale-olev/.
  • ***Not available for all models – please consult with your BMW Retailer for more information.