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PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

OUR PLUG-IN HYBRID CARS.

A plug-in hybrid is propelled by both an electric motor and a combustion engine, thus combining the best of both worlds. In this way, the combustion engine can be employed on motorways and the electric motor can take over in built-up areas. It ensures that both technologies are used to maximum efficiency. As is the case with an electric car, the battery can be supplied with power and charged from a socket. The interplay of the BMW eDrive propulsion concept also inspires with its impressive dynamics. Thanks to its combination of electric motor, lithium-ion high-performance battery and intelligent energy management it provides an inspiringly agile driving experience and breath-taking acceleration. When driven purely electrically, it is completely free of local emissions. Find out more about the BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles and take a look ahead at tomorrow’s future-oriented projects.

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FAQ ON PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

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

    A plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) has a combustion engine and an electric motor. Both are able to propel the vehicle independently. A plug-in hybrid obtains its energy firstly by charging the battery from a socket or at a charging station. Secondly through recuperation. The hybrid drive automatically employs the optimum drive system in every motoring situation. For instance, the vehicle may be travelling purely electrically on certain routes or can – such as when overtaking for example – call on additional power dynamically.

  • How does a plug-in hybrid work?

    Hybrid vehicles combine a conventional petrol engine with an electric drive. Intelligent interplay between the two enables a remarkable saving in fuel to be achieved, significantly lowers exhaust emissions and provides an exceptional driving sensation. On journeys up to approx. 50 km/h, the hybrid generally runs purely electrically provided it makes sense, such as in urban areas for example. For maximum efficiency in different driving situations, such as fast journeys or rapid acceleration, it uses the combined power of electric motor and combustion engine.

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

    The electric range of a plug-in hybrid car depends on the size of the battery. In the case of BMW, the maximum electric range is between 50 and 85 kilometres, depending on the model. The overall range through the combination with the combustion engine is of course significantly higher.

  • Can the plug-in hybrid be charged during the journey?

    Yes, it can. The 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 power reserves so that a subsequent urban route can be covered without any local emissions.

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THE OUTLOOK FOR 2023.

THE OUTLOOK FOR 2023.

BMW VISION M NEXT.

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BMW VISION M NEXT.

The electrified future of the brand BMW M starts now – with the BMW Vision M Next. This visionary plug-in hybrid is proof that digital intelligence makes the self-determined driving experience even purer and more emotional. Its exterior underlines this aspiration with sports car proportions while the interior consistently places the driver at the centre of attention. And the driving experience itself is just as impressive as the external appearance: the Power-PHEV drive of the BMW Vision M NEXT provides the options of carrying out the journey with electric all-wheel drive or in puristic style with rear-wheel drive. Even more power is available at the touch of a button with the so-called BOOST+ mode. The range in purely electric driving mode extends up to 100 km – in most cases this is sufficient to cover a large proportion of journeys purely electrically. Consequently, the BMW Vision M NEXT is also a future-proof sports car for inner cities with potential zero-emissions zones and adds a new dimension to sporty driving pleasure.

CONNECTED DRIVE SERVICES.

Discover the services and apps of BMW ConnectedDrive.

  • Remote Services for eDrive

    Remote Services provides a convenient means of checking your vehicle range via the BMW Connected App on your smartphone. You can also use the BMW Connected App to prepare your electric car for departure before you set off. A program installed in the vehicle then automatically sets the battery to the optimum status so that consumption and range can be exploited to maximum effect.

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ELECTRIC CARS.

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CHARGING OUR ELECTRIC CARS & PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

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RANGE OF OUR ELECTRIC CARS & PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.