Joining the ever-growing electrified line-up at BMW volition hold upwards a plug-in hybrid version of the 3 Series, dubbed the 330e, together with an all-wheel crusade plug-in hybrid version of the 2 Series Active Tourer. While the 330e remains a dedicated rear-wheel drive, four-door saloon, the 225xe volition non only hold upwards a stand-alone model, but it volition preview 1 of the fundamental powertrains planned for the X1 together with for the upcoming X2.
The 225xe takes its powertrain inspiration from BMW’s bravest shape, the i8, effectively taking its combination of electrical together with petrol motors together with turning them around.As previewed inwards a prototype crusade inwards French Republic a couplet of months ago, the 225xe volition characteristic a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine powering the front end wheels together with a shrunken version of the i3’s electrical motor driving the bring upwards wheels.
The organisation gives the 225xe effective on-demand all-wheel drive. Combined, the 2 mightiness plants give the 225xe the mightiness to sprint to 62mph inwards a respectable 6.7 seconds together with achieve a hand halt of 126mph. On the flip side, it pumps out CO2 emissions of only 46g/km.
It tin crusade on pure electrical mightiness at speeds of upwards to 77mph, acre it posts an official European Union pure-electric gain figure of 25 miles from a fully charged lithium-ion battery.
The five-door, five-seater tips inwards at 1660kg – a sum 150kg to a greater extent than than the 225i xDrive thank you lot to its extra battery, gearbox, electronic command unit of measurement together with electrical motor.
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