BMW introduces the X1 xDrive25e plug-in hybrid

BMW X1 | September 25th, 2019 by 2
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The latest addition to the plug-in hybrid family in Munich is the all-new BMW X1 xDrive25e. The car introduced today uses a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder …

The latest addition to the plug-in hybrid family in Munich is the all-new BMW X1 xDrive25e. The car introduced today uses a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder petrol engine and an electric drive specially developed for this model. The petrol engines delivers a peak output of 92 kW/125 hp and a maximum torque of 220 Newton meters. The power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed Steptronic transmission. The electric motor in the BMW X1 xDrive25e generates an output of 70 kW/95 hp and delivers 165 Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a single-speed transmission.

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Together the combustion engine and electric motor produce a system output of 162 kW/220 hp. The maximum system torque of both drive units is 385 Nm.

The new X1 PHEV can travel on just electric power for 57 kilometers – thanks to the 9.7 kWh battery pack – and it has an average fuel consumption of 1.8 liters per 100 kilometers.  Its combined power consumption is from 13.5 kWh per 100 kilometers.

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The new BMW X1 xDrive25e accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds. The top speed of the plug-in hybrid model is 192 km/h.

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The high-voltage battery can be charged at conventional household sockets using the standard-equipment charging cable. The battery can be fully charged in around five hours in this way. Using a BMW i Wallbox, the relevant charging operation takes less than 3.6 hours.

By positioning the battery pack underneath the rear seats, the BMW X1 xDrive25e does not sacrifice space and volume. The 450 liters luggage compartment volume is fully available in primary use. With a standard split of 40: 20: 40, the folding backrests enable this to be increased to 1,470 liters. A trailer tow hitch with detachable ballhead is optionally available for the new BMW X1 xDrive25e. The maximum trailer load is 750 kilograms.

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As expected, the BMW X1 hybrid remains visually close to the conventionally-powered models and differs essentially by the additional flap in the front left fender. The design offers the xLine, Sport Line and M Sport packages, and you can see the BMW X1 xDrive25e here with the M Sport package and Estoril Blue paint.

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