2016 BMW 225XE Active Tourer

BMW is adding a plug-in hybrid variant with all-wheel drive to the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer model range

The BMW 225xe – a BMW 2-Series Active Tourer variant with eDrive – delivers a combination of sporting ability, economy and everyday practicality unique in its segment

It allows locally emission-free driving without compromising on the driving pleasure you’d expect from BMW, and combines an electric driving experience and high operating range with functional excellence and everyday practicality

The BMW 225xe offers both a higher system output and more boot capacity than its competitors.With its plug-in hybrid drive system, the BMW 225xe combines BMW EfficientDynamics with comfort, driving pleasure and all-wheel drive, and brings versatility and generous levels of space together in a compact vehicle

The BMW 225xe uses its combination of BMW eDrive and a 1.5-litre three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine to offer both an electric driving experience and unrestricted mobility

Its combined fuel consumption of 2.1-2.0 litres* per 100 kilometres / 134.5-141.2 mpg imp (CO2 emissions are just 49-46 grams* per kilometre) sets the benchmark in its class.The BMW 225xe’s plug-in hybrid technology enables locally emission-free driving but also allows owners to cover long distances when required

It is therefore perfectly suited for use in urban areas and for family leisure activities

Like all variants of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer with eDrive also impresses with its generously-sized interior, practical details and ergonomic ease of use

Since the lithium-ion battery is arranged in a space-saving position under the rear seat bench and the electric drive system is fully accommodated under the load compartment floor, the boot’s capacity can be used virtually without restriction.Electric, efficient and dynamically accomplishedThe driving experience is an equally important element of BMW’s family and leisure cars as everyday practicality

However, the BMW 225xe takes enjoyment at the wheel to a whole new level again

The BMW eDrive technologies developed under the banner of BMW EfficientDynamics and a BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine team up to create an efficient and dynamically accomplished hybrid drive system which makes the perfect match for a BMW brand model: dynamically adept, locally emission-free thanks to the electric drive and efficient over long distances

The electric drive system at the rear axle joins forces with the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer’s regular front-wheel-drive configuration to form what we call “electrified xDrive”

The result is outstanding traction even in adverse weather conditions.The rear-mounted 65 kW/88 hp electric motor drives the rear wheels and allows an electric range of up to 41 kilometres (25 miles)

This makes it the obvious emission-free drive option for short distances, urban traffic and, with a top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph) on electric power alone, cross-country routes and even motorways.