2022 BMW Hybrid Models

March 31st, 2022 by
2022 BMW EV & Hybrid Lineup

 

As green technology rapidly advances within the automotive industry, many Raleigh and Cary drivers are eager to transition into a vehicle that’s more conservative with fuel and less impactful on the environment. If you aren’t quite ready to ditch gasoline entirely, a hybrid vehicle is a solid choice. Does BMW make a hybrid? Yes! Some of your favorite BMW SAV® and sedan models are available as plug-in hybrids at BMW of Southpoint. Continue reading to learn more about BMW hybrid options before exploring our new BMW inventory

 

BMW Plug-In Hybrids – What’s the Difference?

Before exploring BMW hybrid options, it’s important to make the distinction between hybrids and plug-in hybrids. A traditional hybrid car runs on gas and electric power simultaneously, but cannot run on electric power alone. 

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), often shortened to just “plug-in hybrid,” has a traditional internal combustion engine as well as a separate electric motor. Unlike a standard hybrid, this unique powertrain configuration allows a PHEV to run on full-electric power for a certain number of miles, using no fuel until you switch to gas power. A separate electric motor also means the vehicle cannot self-charge like a traditional hybrid, so PHEV owners will need to plug their vehicle into a designated power source to replenish the electric range (hence the “plug-in hybrid” naming convention).

All of the BMW hybrid cars we’ll discuss below are plug-in hybrids. Read on to learn more about the BMW PHEV models and their performance specs!

BMW X5 xDrive45e Plug-In Hybrid SAV®

Currently, the X5 is the only BMW hybrid SUV available. It shares all the luxuries of the standard BMW X5 interior, including a fully automatic panoramic moonroof, power front sport seats, 3-stage heated front seats, and multi-color adjustable ambient lighting. The plug-in hybrid powertrain allows you to spend less time at the pump and more time exploring Chapel Hill with your family. Check out the performance specs, below:

BMW X5 xDrive45e PHEV SAV® Performance

  • 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder w/ integrated electric motor
  • Combined MPGe: 50 miles
  • Electric range: 31 miles
  • Total gas/electric combined range:400 miles
  • Combined horsepower: 389 hp
  • Combined torque: 443 lb-ft

BMW 330e and 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Sedans

The BMW 3 Series is a popular sedan for Durham commuters. Its attractive design and modest price make it a great first-time luxury buy, while its upscale interior provides a welcoming retreat after a long day at the office. Now available as a plug-in hybrid with FWD or xDrive AWD, the 3 Series performance is more dynamic than ever. No matter which drivetrain you prefer, you’ll have outstanding specs at your fingertips:

BMW 330e and 330e xDrive PHEV Performance

  • 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder w/ integrated electric motor
  • Combined MPGe: 75 miles (67 miles w/ xDrive)
  • Electric range: 22 miles (20 miles w/ xDrive)
  • Total gas/electric combined range: 320 miles (290 miles w/ xDrive)
  • Combined horsepower: 288 hp
  • Combined torque: 310 lb-ft

BMW 530e and 530e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Sedans

Need more space? The BMW 5 Series mid-size sedan is also available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Like the 3 Series PHEV, you can choose FWD or xDrive AWD for your 5 Series PHEV. The performance specs will vary slightly depending on your choice: 

BMW 530e and 530e xDrive PHEV Performance

  • 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder w/ integrated electric motor
  • Combined MPGe: 64 miles (62 miles w/ xDrive)
  • Electric range: 21 miles (18 miles w/ xDrive)
  • Total gas/electric combined range: 340 miles (320 miles w/ xDrive)
  • Combined horsepower: 288 hp
  • Combined torque: 310 lb-ft

BMW 745e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

Want the executive sedan experience? For full-fledged luxury that leaves no stone unturned, there’s only one BMW hybrid car that will fit the bill: the BMW 745e xDrive sedan. This opulent BMW hybrid combines the elegant stylings and executive interior of the BMW 7 Series with a PHEV powertrain, producing a respectable performance for every journey:

BMW 745e xDrive PHEV Performance

  • 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder w/ integrated electric motor
  • Combined MPGe: 56 miles 
  • Electric range: 17 miles
  • Total gas/electric combined range: 290 miles
  • Combined horsepower: 389 hp
  • Combined torque: 443 lb-ft

Discover BMW Hybrid Cars at BMW of Southpoint

Whether you want to head home in a BMW hybrid SUV or a luxury hybrid sedan, our team can help you make a seamless upgrade. Value your trade to discover the value of your current vehicle, then contact us to arrange a BMW hybrid test drive in Durham!

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