BMW X1 plug-in hybrid will arrive in 2016

BMW X1 | August 5th, 2015 by 10
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BMW will add a new plug-in hybrid to its lineup next year. The newly unveiled BMW X1 will share the same drivetrain as the 2 …

BMW will add a new plug-in hybrid to its lineup next year. The newly unveiled BMW X1 will share the same drivetrain as the 2 Series Active Tourer hybrid we’ve recently sampled.

Likely to debut as the X1 xDrive30e, the hybrid will use a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine mated to an 88hp / 136 Nm/100 lb-ft of torque electric motor powering the rear wheels through a two-speed transmission. The total power output is expected to be slightly above 200 horsepower.
The total fuel consumption rating is said to fall around 100 mpg.

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A 0-62mph time of less than seven seconds is possible, with a top speed of around 130mph. For comparison, the current range-topping X1 xDrive25d diesel will sprint to 62mph in 6.6 seconds.

As with many hybrids, the batteries will be stored under the boot floor – reducing load space by up to 100 liters. The new X1’s boot is 85 liters larger than the previous model, so the X1 plug-in hybrid will offer plenty of space for even the most demanding passengers.

[Source: AutoExpress]

10 responses to “BMW X1 plug-in hybrid will arrive in 2016”

  1. mckillio says:

    It’s really disappointing that this won’t have more power than the 28, especially since this is carrying the 30 nameplate. Glad to see that it’s at least an option though.

  2. Chris Llana says:

    It should have lots of low-end torque, which is what counts for real-world driving.

  3. Kaisuke971 says:

    I don’t understand why they aren’t using the B38 (1.5l 3 Cylinders) for the 30e power train… A 2.0l turbo pushing less than 150 in 2015 it doesn’t make sense… At least it won’t have much stress but still !

    • Rob K says:

      “A 2.0l turbo pushing less than 150 in 2015 it doesn’t make sense.”

      Are you certain it has a turbo? I didn’t see that written.

      • Horatiu B. says:

        Def a TwinPower turbo. That’s pretty much the only engine BMW has. It might push more, not sure, or maybe they end up using a 3 cylinder, can’t confirm that yet 100%

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          There is also a 1.6l 4 Cylinder that they mostly use on Mini cars, but with their new 0.5l per cylinder policy i don’t think launching a new car with 0.4l/Cylinder would make a lot of sense.

    • Chris Llana says:

      The article says the X1 hybrid will share the same drivetrain as the Active Tourer hybrid, which was reported to be: “The 2 Series Active Tourer eDrive will feature BMW’s 1.5 liter three-cylinder TwinPower engine, transversely mounted powering the front wheels through a six-speed automatic, and an 88hp / 136 Nm/100 lb-ft of torque electric motor, powering the rear wheels through a two-speed transmission.”

      Also, from the last X1 article: “The BMW X1 xDrive28i will be the exclusive model in the US at launch featuring a 2.0 liter TwinTurbo 4 cylinder engine from BMW’s new family of modular engines with maximum output of 228 horsepower.”

      Either way, turbo.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        There is no such thing as an NA BMW on the market right now i don’t know what the other guy is talking about… Thanks anyway for the sources and clarification for him.

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