2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW 225xe Active Tourer

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The electrification of the BMW fleet continues in Frankfurt with the unveil of two new hybrids: The 330e based on the facelifted 3 Series and …

The electrification of the BMW fleet continues in Frankfurt with the unveil of two new hybrids: The 330e based on the facelifted 3 Series and the 225xe Active Tourer, the premium minivan unveiled last year.

The interaction between BMW eDrive technology and a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology makes it possible to enjoy both all-electric driving and unrestricted motoring mobility in the BMW 225xe. With a maximum electric range of 41 kilometers (25 miles), zero-local-emission driving can be experienced not just in the city, but beyond it too.

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Driving the rear wheels with the electric motor and the front wheels with the combustion engine’s power furthermore produces an electrified all-wheel-drive system that is quite unique in the BMW 225xe’s segment. The plug-in hybrid drive has an overall system output of 165 kW/224 hp.

Average fuel consumption (combined) in the BMW 225xe is a frugal 2.1–2.0 liters/100 km (134.5–141.2 mpg imp), which equates to CO2 emissions (combined) of 49–46 g/km (in the EU test cycle).

Like the BMW i8, the BMW X5 xDrive40e, BMW 330e and BMW 740e can all – at the touch of a button in MAX eDRIVE mode – run on purely electric power up to 120 km/h (75 mph), the BMW 225xe goes up to 125 km/h (78 mph).

For our test drive review of the 225xe Active Tourer, click here.

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