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New BMW 225xe and 330e, the era of plug-in hybrid

New BMW 225xe Review

Published at Sunday, April 17th 2016, 04:28:58 AM by Leonard J. Martinez. BMW.

BMW launches into electrification. Without giving up his usual dynamism the brand announced a range of plug-in hybrids to start before 2016 with new 225xe and 330e. BMW eDrive. Aim and do not forget the new name that opens the German mark and start recording to fire on all models. If the slogan "Do you like driving?" Stuck in our memories just as it never failed also to remind the EfficientDynamics stamps those responsible today combine both concepts in his new philosophy BMW eDrive.

BMW eDrive it born and a new propulsion technology capable of combining agility power and efficiency to implement a whole new range of plug-in hybrid vehicles and pure electric. Initially conceived for the BMW i3 and i8 the experience accumulated over these developments has allowed according to BMW now announces that its use is already applied in other vehicle concepts belonging to any market segment. The start production before the end of 2016 of new BMW 225xe and BMW 330e in addition to the already presented xDrive40e BMW X5 only marks the way to the future arrival already in 2016 of new products among which already promises even BMW near 740e.

The use of lightweight materials the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology optimized aerodynamics or the possibility of driving exclusively in electric mode are as common pillars to a new brand BMW eDrive where each component to the model that is included will adapt. The technology essentially always includes a synchronous electric motor a battery of high voltage lithium-ion an intelligent system of energy management and the possible combination with gasoline engines 3 and 4 cylinders both the classic system BMW rear-wheel drive and with xDrive.

According to BMW all models eDrive dynamic criteria remain strict brand (augmented by the immediate response of the electric motor and the high torque provided along with the additional function Eboost combining strength with heat engine) with representing this efficiency propulsion system where you can even shoot without generating emissions which will also allow its models to access urban areas with restrictions on road traffic. MAX will also include all modes eDrive (to run only as 100% electric up to 125 km / h) Battery Save (to keep the state of charge and then take the electric range) and S (which are always activated electric motors and gasoline to have the maximum combined power).

BMW 225xe

And announced the start of production in Leipzig (Germany) before the end of the year a price estimated at 37800 euros in Germany the BMW 225xe eDrive  be the next model to hit the market. It is a new plug-in hybrid version of the BMW Active Tourer Series 2 without sacrificing versatility current model will feature a 3-cylinder gasoline engine 1.5 liters and 136 hp and a 88 hp electric engine.

With a set maximum power of 224 hp the new BMW 225xe approves only 2.0 l / 100 km consumption grace to an electric range of up to 41 km up to 125 km / h. Its acceleration from 0-100 km / h is estimated at 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 202 km / h. Powered only with the gasoline engine through a six-speed Steptronic box is front-wheel drive in pure electric mode is rear-wheel drive and can offer xDrive electrified as the BMW i8 by combining both engines.

The lithium-ion 7.7 kWh of the new BMW 225xe can be recharged up both as connecting the car to a household power outlet or a wallbox. In the latter case if the battery is completely discharged load the estimated time range between 2 hours and 15 minutes to 3 hours and 15 minutes depending on the shot. Active Tourer BMW 2 Series This raises the rear bench only 30 mm from the other versions to accommodate the battery under no need therefore to change a good luggage capacity of 400 liters.

BMW 330e

Virtually on par with the BMW 330e 225xe come the new hybrid version of plug and Series 3. In this case the system consists of a combustion engine 4-cylinder 2.0 liters and 184 hp electric engine thereof 88 CV. Yes the new BMW 330e will only rear-wheel drive while sending gasoline engine that axis force through the box of eight-speed Steptronic changes.

With an estimated total capacity 252 hp the new BMW 330e even lower consumption announces the Series 2 Active Tourer plug-in hybrid starting and 1.9 l / 100 km with a 100% electric range 40 km to 125 km / h . The combined autonomy is announced at 600 km with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 225 km / h.

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The high-voltage battery Li-Ion with a capacity of 7.6 kWh is in the BMW 330e under the boot floor with the same load times estimated for the BMW 225xe: between 2 hours 15 minutes and 3 hours fifteen.

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