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The new BMW electric range and PHEV models at Stephen James make a statement like never before. Fusing premium style with world-leading technology, our electric and hybrid BMW cars lead the way and offer luxury like never before. Explore the range below to find out more or simply get in touch to book your appointment.
Powered by cutting-edge 5th Generation BMW eDrive technology and a fully electric all-wheel-drive system, the BMW iX achieves an exceptional range and delivers powerful acceleration from a standstill. This Sports Activity Vehicle is ready to change the face of adventures and comes available in two superb models: the BMW iX xDrive40 and the BMW iX xDrive50. The BMW iX xDrive50 offers a superb range of up to 380 miles* and sports-car level of acceleration – effortlessly going from 0 to 62mph in 4.6 seconds (BMW iX xDrive 40: range of up to 257 miles* and 0 - 62mph in 6.1 seconds). Launching 13 November 2021.
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The New BMW iX3.
The BMW iX3 M Sport is a sign of things to come. Elevating traditional X model design with amazing levels of refinement and flair, the new look and feel is a celebration of BMW's first all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle. Whether for short or longer journeys – with a range of up 285 miles* the new BMW iX3 M Sport is ideally suited to every route. With one sweeping look, your eye will catch unexpected delights; these include the BMW i specific kidney grille, redesigned 20" aerodynamic wheels and a flourish of BMW i Blue accents. Everything about it feels like the future of driving.
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As the first all-electric Gran Coupé, the BMW i4 combines next-level performance with modern comforts to deliver a truly outstanding driving experience. Equipped with fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, the BMW i4 M50 delivers up to 544hp, while the BMW i4 eDrive40 offers up to 365 miles* in range. Don't worry about recharging - the i4 can go from 10% to 80% charge in just 31 minutes when using a 200 kW charging station.
On average, electricity only costs 16.6p per KW hour, compared to petrol which costs £1.30 per litre, so with a BMW i3 you save every time you charge up. The BMW i3 has officially been given a Category 1 rating, so you can receive a £3,000 government grant towards the cost of purchasing one. Plus, if you’re considering the BMW i3 for your business, it’s good to know it will have a BIK tax rate of 0%.
The BMW 2 Series 225xe Active Tourer is packed full of energy. Thanks to its innovative blend of BMW eDrive technology and powerful petrol engines, it delivers a thrilling electric driving experience; it can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in only 6.7 seconds. What’s more, it has a range of up to 25 miles in purely electric mode – without any local emissions.
The BMW 3 Series Plug-In Hybrid responds with an energy that’s electric. The combination of a powerful electric motor and the 2.0 litre TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine makes the BMW 330e Saloon a joy to drive. With harmony comes efficiency. The combined 292hp* driveline produces CO2 emissions of just 37g/km and is capable of a monumental 201.8mpg. From Summer 2020 the BMW 3 Series Touring will also be available as a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). The BMW 330e Touring, which will also be optionally available with BMW’s intelligent all-wheel xDrive system, offers an all-electric driving range of over 35 miles and a combined range of 372 miles.
Think creatively. Move with the times. These are two essential concepts for automotive sustainability. The BMW 530e Saloon implements both perfectly and remains way ahead of its time. With electrifying driving pleasure and, thanks to the plug-in hybrid drive, extra power when you need it, this vehicle represents the future of The Ultimate Driving Machine.
Just another hybrid? Not at all. The new BMW 745e plug-in hybrid, which is also available as Long Wheel Base, combines a new high- voltage battery with a 6-cylinder engine, and the results are undeniable. An 8-speed automatic transmission has also been integrated into the electric motor, offering speeds of up to 87mph and a range of up to 36 miles in pure electric mode.
Give your journeys an electric boost with the new BMW X1 xDrive25e Plug-in Hybrid and its latest-generation lithium-ion battery. Offering up to 35 miles* of pure electric driving, this cutting-edge plug-in hybrid combines a 1.5 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine with a specially developed electric drive system. However, what’s really impressive is the selection of intelligent driving modes, such as AUTO eDRIVE, which automatically selects your power source and lets you just enjoy the drive.
The BMW X2 xDrive25e combines versatile sportiness with exemplary efficiency, thanks to the intelligent eDrive technology it offers a pure electric driving range of up to 32 miles. Athletic looks and a seamless transition between performance and efficiency make the X2 enticing proposition.
The new BMW X3 xDrive30e is breathing new life into electric adventures. Boasting enhanced BMW eDrive technology, which offers up to 31 miles of pure electric range, and superior xDrive handling, this plug-in hybrid SAV is oozing confidence. And when it can go from zero to 62mph, when using both electric and combustion engines, in just 6.2 seconds – why wouldn’t it be?
The new BMW X5 xDrive45e will make you rethink electric driving. The enhanced BMW eDrive technology, which offers up to 54 miles of pure electric range, and superior xDrive handling combine perfectly so that you get more out of every journey. Adding to this, it goes from zero to 62mph in 5.6 seconds.
THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH RANGE.
PHEVs have a combustion engine and an electric motor, which means their range is not limited. The two can operate together or independently, providing the flexibility of local emission-free electric driving over shorter distances and efficient petrol power for longer journeys.
THEY’RE TOO EXPENSIVE AND DON’T SAVE ENOUGH IN OPERATING COSTS.
PHEVs offer impressive lifetime savings over combustion engine models.
Find out how much you could save at testyourdrive.co.uk
THEY AREN’T ANY GREENER THAN NORMAL VEHICLES.
All BMW PHEVs are classed as ‘ultra-low emission vehicles’, with CO2 emissions of less than 62g/km and as low as 27g/km for the X5 xDrive45e. You can read more about PHEV efficiency and emissions here.
THEY’RE COMPLICATED, SLOW AND BORING TO DRIVE.
The best way to experience a plug-in hybrid is from behind the wheel. Why not book a test drive at your nearest Stephen James showroom so you can compare a PHEV to a regular combustion engine car? Read our Plug-in Hybrid Guide to learn more about electric driving.
All electric cars are built to meet the same strict design and manufacturing regulations as petrol and diesel vehicles. Visit the Euro NCAP website to find detailed information on the safety ratings of all BMW PHEVs.
THEY’RE COSTLY TO MAINTAIN AND REPAIR.
A 2020 report analysed real-world maintenance and repair cost data from thousands of households, concluding that PHEVs cost half as much to maintain as standard combustion engine vehicles.