BMW is synonymous with power and athleticism. However, many of its automobiles also have impressive fuel economy ratings using little to no gasoline.
We’ll tell you all about them in this guide to BMW Hybrids. Keep reading to learn the benefits of having such a vehicle, plus a list of some models you may find at BMW of Atlantic City. Then, simply contact us to test drive a couple cars near Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, or Vineland.
Benefits of Owning a BMW Hybrid
If you opt for a BMW Hybrid, you’ll get a vehicle that produces tons of power using little emissions.
This type of vehicle comes with an electric motor that can work alongside a combustion engine. The result is increased efficiency and torque in every drive—enhancing your daily commutes.
With a TwinPower turbo engine, you’re already starting off with lots of horsepower under the hood. Then, an eDrive electric motor is seamlessly integrated into the car’s transmission, which adds to the engine’s horsepower and torque ratings. The result is a hybrid that uses less fuel but still drives like a BMW.
List of BMW Hybrids
There are even more advantages to driving around in a plug-in BMW hybrid or electric car. For the specifics, here’s a look at some impressive hybrid models.
The BMW 5 Series features a 530e and 530e xDrive as its hybrid versions. With either trim, you get a 2.0L TwinPower turbo 4-cylinder engine, plus an AC Synchronous Electric Motor. Together, they deliver 248 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque to easily handle any driving situation.
The engine and motor are located under the front hood at the end of the drivetrain. Then, just above the rear axle sits a 90-kWh lithium-ion battery. This location balances the extra weight of the motor with minimal impact on both legroom and storage space.
With the BMW 7 Series, you can enjoy the 745e xDrive for long drives around town. With this vehicle, you get a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine, plus the previously mentioned AC Synchronous Electric Motor. With a combined 389 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, you’ll have the muscle you need for travels just about anywhere.
Like the 530e, the 745e xDrive features three modes to help with performance. One of them is Auto eDrive, which has the engine and electric motor working together. This results in increased power and efficiency, giving you a high-quality driving experience.
The BMW i3 is an all-electric vehicle that’s engineered to go the distance. Unlike the aforementioned models, this one isn’t equipped with an engine. Instead, it has the AC Synchronous Electric Motor and a single-speed automatic transmission.
With this setup, you have a 118 combined MPGe and a total range of up to 153 miles.* Want even more miles to take advantage of? Get the Range Extender, and you can drive up to 200 miles on a single charge!*
Speaking of charging, the 120-kWh lithium-ion battery can get to 100% in about six hours. If you’re under a time crunch, though, just visit a nearby public charging station. Plug in your vehicle and get up to 80% of range in just 40 minutes!
Finally, you have the BMW i8, a vehicle that’s available in both coupe and roadster (convertible) form.
This model comes with a 1.5L TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine, AC Synchronous Electric Motor, and 33-kWh lithium-ion battery. With these systems in place, you get a 69 combined MPGe—great for work, errands, and more!
Plus, you can choose from several modes to customize your experience on the road, including:
- Eco Pro
That last one gives you a fully electric car, letting you enjoy a max speed of 75 MPH with no emissions whatsoever.
Test Drive a BMW Hybrid Car Today
These are just some of the many performance features you’ll find in BMW Hybrids. To learn more, contact BMW of Atlantic City. We’ll get you behind the wheel of a couple models, so that you can get a feel for how they handle the roads of Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Vineland.
Don’t wait. See how far a BMW Hybrid can take you with a test drive today!
*According to 2018 estimates by the EPA and US Department of Energy. Range attainable when fully charged.