BMW eDrive: electric charging cable.


BMW eDrive.

The electric drive concept BMW eDrive offers maximum driving pleasure – and does so almost silently and without emissions. Three components form the core of BMW eDrive: the electric motor, the lithium-ion high-performance battery and intelligent energy management.


The electric drive concept BMW eDrive offers maximum driving pleasure – and does so almost silently and without emissions. Three components form the core of BMW eDrive: the electric motor, the lithium-ion high-performance battery and intelligent energy management.


The drive concept BMW eDrive boasts impressive dynamics. With its combination of electric motor, lithium-ion high-performance battery and intelligent energy management it provides an inspiringly agile driving experience and breathtaking acceleration. And when driven purely electrically, it is locally emission-free.

  • Electric motor

    The electric motor is an innovative development of the BMW Group and an integral constituent of all electrically powered BMW models. With the battery fully charged, it provides the BMW 7 Series iPerformance, for example, with a maximum range of 48 kilometres in purely electrical driving mode. This means it will be possible to cover most everyday distances without local emissions. Depending on requirements, the electric motor can also be used to achieve particularly powerful short bursts of acceleration – such as when overtaking.

  • Lithium-ion high-performance battery

    All vehicles with BMW eDrive technology obtain their energy for electric driving from a high-tech electricity storage device. The lithium-ion high-performance batteries are combined with a cooling system that constantly keeps the battery at optimum operating temperature, thus increasing output and service life. Recharging is possible wherever electricity is available. Conventional household sockets can be sufficient.

  • Intelligent energy management

    Best possible efficiency and performance that’s always available – intelligent energy management’s core task is to guarantee both of these. It also controls further functions from BMW EfficientDynamics that are specially coordinated for drivetrains with a synchronous electric motor.
    Intelligent energy management optimizes the effectiveness of the electric drivetrain and the high-performance battery with a predictive operating strategy. Navigation data is used to calculate the optimum time to start driving electrically or charging the battery, in advance, depending on the most suitable route and driving situation. This saves up to ten per cent of energy – which allows the driver to cover a greater distance completely electrically. Brake Energy Regeneration ensures that kinetic energy released when braking or slowing down is saved in the lithium-ion high-performance battery, where it’s available at any time to increase the overall performance. With the ECO PRO mode, a press of a button is all it takes to gear all vehicle systems towards efficiency – and make intelligent use of energy reserves. In order to do this, intelligent energy management reduces the comfort functions according to the driver’s needs. In addition, the driver receives tips for particularly efficient driving via the Control Display, to help increase the maximum range.



BMW i8 Coupé.

The BMW i8 is ready to revolutionise its vehicle class. As the first sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i8 Coupé (3):
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.9
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 42
Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 14.0

BMW i3.

The BMW i3 is redefining sustainable mobility: With its fully electric drive, it not only boasts an inspiring lack of emissions, but also an especially agile and pleasant driving experience.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3 (3):
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 13.6–13.1

BMW i3s.

If sporty and emission-free driving means the future, then the BMW i3s arrived there a long time ago. With an impressive 3.4 seconds to go from 0 to 60 km/h, a typical one-pedal feeling, and its progressive design, it unleashes the dynamics of a sports car.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3s (3):
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 14.3

BMW i8 Roadster.

The future is taking shape – in the form of the first ever BMW i8 Roadster. Enthusiastic, fascinating and ready to reinterpret freedom. For unconditional driving pleasure, as far as the road goes.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i8 Roadster (3):
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46
Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 14.5


BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan.

A powerful 135 kW (184 hp) BMW TwinPower four-cylinder petrol engine works in conjunction with a strong electric motor delivering 65 kW (88 hp). Combined CO2 emissions are between 49 and 44 g/km, while fuel consumption ranges from 2.1 to 1.9 l/100 km.

BMW 530e iPerformance Sedan.

The drive's core components include a 135 kW (184 hp) 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, a 185 kW (252 hp) electric motor and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 9.2 kWh. When running on electricity alone, the vehicle has a range of around 50 km and an electric top speed of 140 km/h.

BMW 7 Series iPerformance models.

The BMW iPerformance models 740e and 740Le xDrive are driven by a powerful 258 hp BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine in combination with a highly efficient eDrive electric motor.

BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance.

The BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance appears ambitious and pioneering in every respect. Despite its 180 kW (245 hp) of power, combined CO2 emissions are only 78 to 77 g/km. Fuel consumption is only 3.4 to 3.3 l/100 km.


From simple charging at home and the charging stations of the ChargeNow network through to Assistance Services – the BMW charging concept makes electric driving a convenient experience and an absolute pleasure in everyday life.

  • Home charging

    Electric vehicles have many advantages over their conventional counterparts – one of them is having a “full tank” every morning. This is because they can be easily and conveniently charged at home with the standard charging cable supplied. The process is even quicker and more convenient with the BMW i Charging Station: This charging station for installation on your house wall increases the charging output, thus reducing the charging time, and ideally complements the design of BMW vehicles.

  • Public charging

    ChargeNow offers access to the public charging stations. To enable the easy and optimum use of different offers and technologies, BMW i has included a large number of providers in the ChargeNow network. The ChargeNow card permits access and use. Thanks to BMW i ConnectedDrive, available charging stations are displayed by the BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation.


  • Charging status

    With the BMW Connected App, you can conveniently monitor the charging operation in real time via your smartphone. In addition, the electric driving range and battery charging status of your BMW can be also be viewed at any time. Remote control can be used to schedule charging operations via the weekly timer and to activate the climate control in preparation for a journey.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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