BMW will offer plug-in hybrid versions of all its main models

Article by Christian A., on December 2, 2014

BMW will soon offer plug-in hybrid versions of all its core-brand models and the Bavarian manufacturer already presented the 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid Prototype in Miramas, France. The prototype uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and en electric motor in order to offer a total output of 245 hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.

According to BMW, the 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid Prototype will offer a fuel consumption of 2 l/100 km (140 mpg), while CO2 emissions will be just 50 g/km. Using just the electric motor which takes its energy from the lithium-ion battery, the vehicle will offer a range of 35 km (22 mph), while top speed is limited at 120 km/h or 74.5 mph.

Besides the 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid, BMW will also offer a plug-in hybrid version of the X5 SUV, while electric versions from the MINI and Rolls-Royce brands are a possibility. Still, there is no timeframe for rolling out plug-in hybrid versions of all BMW models.

The electric motor and power electronics which will be used by the upcoming plug-in hybrid models from BMW are based on the eDrive technology used by the i3 and i8 models. Moreover, the lithium-ion battery as well as the battery management system and the high-efficiency cooling system are also based on BMW i experience and know-how.

“Our accumulated expertise guarantees us a competitive edge,” stated Harald Krüger, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Production. “This can be seen not only in the performance data of the BMW electric motors but also in our highly efficient production process.”

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