BMW 225xe Active Tourer kicks off production in Leipzig

2 Series | November 27th, 2015 by 8
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BMW launched last week the 225xe Active Tourer production at the Leipzig plant. The second plug-in hybrid model – after the BMW i8 – is …

BMW launched last week the 225xe Active Tourer production at the Leipzig plant. The second plug-in hybrid model – after the BMW i8 – is produced on the same production lines as the 1 Series Hatchback and the 2 Series family. Only at a few changes in the process were made, along with additional employees who are assisting with specific elements, such as the electric motor or high-voltage battery for the plug-in hybrid drive.

The BMW eDrive technology is coupled with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

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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. The maximum electric range is 41 kilometers (25 miles).

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READ THIS: BMW 225xe Active Tourer Test Drive

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).

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First units are expected to be delivered to customers in early 2016.

 

 

8 responses to “BMW 225xe Active Tourer kicks off production in Leipzig”

  1. Chris Llana says:

    Great car! I expect that like the i3, this is a car that will bring in customers new to BMW. And for people who are intrigued but not quite ready to give up their gasoline engine, it will give them the experience of driving electric every day—and make converts of them. Too bad it isn’t being sold in the U.S.

  2. raleedy says:

    BMW thinks its US market will not accept a BMW with FWD architecture like the Active Tourer. Their mistake.

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