THE BMW iPERFORMANCE RANGE18/01/2018
The BMW i Performance Range
The BMW Plug-in Hybrid range, also known as iPerformance, takes the best of BMW’s combustion engines, using renowned EfficientDynamics, and marries it to modern battery technology and an electric motor. The result is a BMW with two power sources, but more so, it’s a totally responsive drive, with zero emissions at the point of use*.
What is a hybrid?
A hybrid vehicle is any car that is driven by two power sources. In the case of BMW iPerformance models, this is achieved by the use of a small electric engine working in tandem with a petrol engine. The advantage to hybrid cars over conventional cars is that the same level of performance is delivered with lower running costs and reduced emissions. At the same time, hybrid cars offer the same excellent range and convenience of a model with a traditional engine.
More about the BMW iPerformance Range.
The BMW iPerformance range are innovative new models from BMW designed with the future in mind. They have reduced emissions and lower petrol consumption, but are every inch a driver’s car. A combination of a compact, powerful petrol engine and a rechargeable battery powering an electric motor make for a thrilling drive, with exceptional efficiency. Real world usability ensures mains socket compatibility, with the range of a conventional car.
Read on to find out more about the technology behind these models, and to view what we currently have on offer.
BMW eDrive. BMW eDrive, the electrical drive component of BMW iPerformance models, not only delivers maximum driving pleasure, but does so almost silently and without emissions. Three parts form the core of eDrive: the electric motor, the lithium-ion high performance battery and intelligent energy management.BMW eDrive is also the key component in BMW i models, the future of sustainable motoring. Register below to discover more about the BMW i range.
The BMW 225xe Active Tourer
This compact car provides space, flexibility and sporting dynamics with class-leading emissions and efficiency.
The BMW 330e Saloon
This brings the future of motoring to an automotive icon. Available in a range of trim levels and every inch a driver's car, it's everything you'd expect from a BMW, delivered responsibly. ^Please note the BMW 330e Saloon is currently not available to order, but can be purchase from our Retailer stock.
The BMW 530e Saloon
Coming soon! Athletic and elegant in design, with cutting edge innovations and exceptional power-efficiency. Motoring evolved.
The BMW 740e Saloon
With the BMW 7 Series 740e and 740Le xDrive, luxury motoring embraces ultra low emissions. Every inch a driver's car, their every facet is technologically advanced.
The BMW X5 xDrive40e
This model has innovation, luxury and versatility, delivered with outstanding efficiency. And legendary BMW X5 dynamics, whatever the surface, as standard. ^Please note the BMW X5 xDrive40e is currently not available to order, but can be purchase from our Retailer stock.
The BMW i8 Roadster
This is the first ever BMW i8 Roadster. Enthusiastic, fascinating and simply stunning from all angles. It boasts one of the most innovative hybrid combustion engine and petrol motor combinations found in a road car today.
Charging at home. BMW iPerformance models can be easily charged at home through a conventional household power socket via the supplied standard charging cable, and will have a full battery after approximately 3.5 hours. Charging is even quicker and more convenient with the separately available BMW i Wallbox: this wall-mounted home charging point reduces the charging time to just over two hours.The BMW i Wallbox Plus is also available, simply mounted onto the wall of the house or garage and connected to the home electrical system by our approved BMW i installation partner.
Charging on the go.In addition to charging the vehicle at home, it is now possible (thanks to the development of the ChargeNow mobility service by BMW) to charge BMW iPerformance models quickly and easily while on-the-go.ChargeNow Partner charging points can be found using the car’s integrated ConnectedDrive navigation system, the BMW i Remote/ConnectedDrive smartphone App or on the BMW ChargeNow homepage. Payment is cashless with the ChargeNow card and billing is made once a month.
*Zero emissions at the point of use. This means that any emissions created in generating the electricity to charge the batteries is not included. For completely zero emissions, the electricity must come from a zero emissions source, such as solar panels.**