Driving a BMW will always be about the joy of the journey. Whether it’s a traditional combustion engine, plug-in hybrid or electric, it’s still The Ultimate Driving Machine. BMW’s range of plug-in hybrids delivers on this promise through superb eDrive performance, seamless connectivity and luxurious comforts - just as you would expect.


A hybrid vehicle is any car that is driven by two power sources. The BMW Plug-in Hybrid range takes the best of BMW’s combustion engines, using renowned EfficientDynamics, and marries it to modern battery technology and an electric motor. The result is a BMW with two power sources, but more so, it’s a totally responsive drive, with zero emissions at the point of use*. Hybrid cars offer the same excellent range and convenience of a model with a traditional engine.


The electric range of a plug-in hybrid vehicle depends on the size of the battery. In the case of BMW, the maximum electric range is between 26 and 54 miles**, depending on the model. The overall range through the combination with the combustion engine is of course significantly higher.



ConnectedDrive systemically connects from inside the vehicle, but ConnectedDrive also offers the ability to keep connected to your Plug-in Hyrbid via your smartphone while away from your car. Various functions include operating your vehicle remotely, including locking and unlocking the car, displaying vehicle location, current status of the vehicle e.g. the range, charge status. Hybrid-specific functions are also visible, ensuring you that you always have an overview of the fuel consumption and efficiency figures.



Along with the individual driver's style affecting the energy consumption this can also be influenced by one of three driving modes that iPerformance offers.

AUTO eDRIVE mode uses the intelligence of the EfficientDynamics system within the BMW to determine the most efficient combination or electric and engine, taking into account the battery charge status and the driving speed.

MAX eDRIVE mode enables the driver to enjoy zero emissions, solely using electric driving. The combustion engine will switch on automatically if the acceleration potential has been exhausted or at high speeds.

SAVE BATTERY/BATTERY CONTROL - If the battery charging status is low, in order for the driver to save the battery capacity for electric driving only, SAVE BATTERY/BATTERY CONTROL mode will enable it to be charged by the engine or allow the charging status to be maintained.


If you would like more information or to book a test drive^, contact our Cotswold Group Corporate Executives on

01242 335335 or: EMAIL JESS HOLCOMBE

*Zero emissions at the point of use. This means that any emissions created in generating the electricity to charge the batteries is not included. For completely zero emissions, the electricity must come from a zero emissions source, such as solar panels. ***These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. Plug in hybrid vehicles require mains electricity for charging.

^Test drives are subject to availability and status.