Frequently asked questions on BMW Plug-in Hybrid models.

BMW iPerformance

Discover the sustainable world of the BMW iPerformance models and an entirely new dimension of driving pleasure.
Impressively dynamic and entirely free of emissions when driving purely electrically, the BMW plug-in hybrids show just what is possible: thanks to the newly developed electric synchronous motors, the iPerformance models dazzle with their tremendous torque from a standing start up to maximum speed.

Just as agile but designed for electromobility from the outset are the BMW i models. Their futuristic design and the cleverly devised electric concepts make them distinctive from afar: the vehicles are shaping the future of mobility. On this page you will find all the answers to the key questions on the plug-in hybrid vehicles from BMW. You will obtain information on the BMW i models by following the link below.

더 알아보기
Rechargeable Driving Pleasure.Frequently asked questions on BMW Plug-in Hybrid models.


In BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles the drive consists of a powerful electric motor and an efficient combustion engine that work together excellently. This becomes apparent in a similarly perfect combination of dynamism and efficiency. This is where you will find basic information on the BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW 225xe:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1 to 2.0
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 49 to 46
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11.9 to 11.8

  • What exactly is a plug-in hybrid?
  • What basic advantages does a plug-in hybrid offer compared to a conventional vehicle?
  • What requirements and conditions have to be met for me to consider a plug-in hybrid?
  • Are the safety and driving sensation similar to conventionally powered BMW vehicles?
  • Which different driving modes are available?
  • How can you recognize a BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle?


In the BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles, the combustion engine is combined with a long-lasting lithium-ion battery – which enables the car to continue driving even with an empty fuel tank in an emergency. You can find out more about the special features of the battery here.

  • Is it possible to continue driving electrically even if the fuel tank is empty?
  • How long does the high-voltage battery last in a BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle?
  • How far is the electric range?
  • Does the high-voltage battery restrict the luggage space?
  • What should you be aware of if a BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle is parked for a lengthy period of time?


Not only a combustion engine but also a high-voltage battery needs to be “filled up”. In the case of the BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles, this is even possible at home. You will find explanations on the how, where and when of recharging here.

  • What charging options does BMW offer for plug-in hybrid vehicles?
  • How often can and must you recharge a BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle?
  • How long does it take to charge the high-voltage battery? Is there way of charging it quickly with DC (direct current)?
  • Do you need a different charging cable when abroad?
  • Are the 360° ELECTRIC offers from BMW i also available for BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles?
  • How much do the BMW charging stations for home use cost?


Thanks to the innovative eDrive services, the BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles always have a high degree of connectivity. The numerous eDrive services include the BMW ConnectedDrive App, which offers you features such as important information on the charge level of your vehicle.

Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions for the BMW 740Le iPerformance:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.2 to 2.0
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 51 to 45
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.3 to 12.6

  • What form does the BMW ConnectedDrive offer for BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles take?
  • Which smartphone operating systems are supported?
  • Can I also control the above functions via the Internet?

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption depend on the wheel and tyre sizes selected. Consumtion data is determined in accordance to the ECE driving cycle.

The driving range depends on a variety of factors, especially: personal driving behaviour, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.

더 알아보기