BMW is betting on the plug-in hybrid technology after the arrival of X5 xDrive40e and 740e. It is now one of the smallest of the range to come, the new 225xe BMW Active Tourer . It is a compact MPV hybrid with the possibility of to the mains plug for a handful of kilometers without using the combustion engine. This results in a very low fuel consumption and emissions in ideal conditions.
BMW has differentiated its 225xe Active Tourer a stream, and all that distinguishes them are a couple of logos and a new front wing flap. This is the hatch for battery charging , the place where we have to plug the charging cable to a wall outlet or charger BMW i Wallbox.
According BMW will have a electric range of 41 kilometers before the battery runs out. In any case, when it does, we will have the support of a motor 1.5 three-cylinder 136 hp power. The joint power, combining the electric motor of 88 horses , is a not inconsiderable 224 horses and 385 Nm wide for a minivan in its class.
Best of all is that BMW has worked the distribution of both engines to create a vehicle Total traction. The heat engine acts on the front wheels and the rear power on. Depending on how we choose to circulate with front, rear or all-wheel drive.
The result is a combined fuel economy of 2 l / 100 km and emissions of 46 g / km of CO2 . All this also goes through some very interesting performance with 0-100 km / h in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of over nearly 200 km / h. As for the electric mode, we can move enabled him to 125 km / h.
to fully charge the batteries of the BMW Active Tourer 225xe have to employ a time of 3 hours and 15 minutes using household goods . If instead you plug in a BMW i Wallbox charger time is reduced to 2 hours and 15 minutes. It will be presented in Frankfurt and marketing should start later this year at a price that, in Germany, of 37,800 euros.
Source – BMW
BMW 2 Series
From 29,900 euro
Article 225xe BMW Active Tourer 2016, plug-in hybrid technology for the MPV was originally published in Current Motor.