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.

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Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer (3):
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.7–2.3
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 61–52
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.2–13.4

  • 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 experience 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?


Along with the combustion engine, the high voltage battery will also need to be ‘filled up’. This process can be completed at home with all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles. Find an explanation 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 xDrive:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.8
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 132

  • 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 values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

    (1) The values are applicable until 15.04.2018. Please check availability with your BMW dealer.

    The values of the vehicles labeled with (3), are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.]

    The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification.

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at