BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £31,215

Availability Current model
Available from November 2015
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £325 pcm

Annual VED £130
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 23
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £2500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range (Electric Only) between 9 - 18 mi

City - Cold Weather 13 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 9 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 11 mi
City - Mild Weather 18 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 11 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 14 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 6.7 sec
Top Speed 126 mph
Electric Range 12 mi
Fuel Range 520 km
Total Power 165 kW (221 hp)
Total Torque 284 lb-ft
Drive AWD
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 6.0 kWh
Port Location Left Side - Front
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->12 mi) 1h45m
Charge Speed 8 mph
Battery Useable* 5.0 kWh
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 12 mi
Vehicle Consumption 415 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 97 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 25 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 195 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 206 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 275 - 555 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 380 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 555 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 450 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 275 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 450 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 355 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 141 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 46 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 53 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 124 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 424 mi
Total Range NEDC 449 mi
Fuel Tank 36 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 83 / 55 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 80 / 120 g/km
Battery Empty Real 41 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 162 g/km
Fuel Range Real 323 mi
Total Range Real 335 mi
Engine Displacement 1,499 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1635 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 400 L
Cargo Volume Max 1350 L
Length 4342 mm
Width 1800 mm
Height 1556 mm
Wheelbase 2670 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £33,660
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £4,376
BIK @ 20% £73 pcm
BIK @ 40% £146 pcm
BIK @ 45% £164 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Car Uses Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 2h45m 5 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 1h45m 8 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 1h45m 8 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 1h45m 8 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 1h45m 8 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer

Pricing

The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £32,935 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £33,715. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £2,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer is £31,215.

Drivetrain and Performance

The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer is 165 kW (221 hp). The maximum torque is 284 lb-ft. The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 6.7 seconds. The top speed is 126 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer has a total capacity of 6 kWh. The usable capacity is 5 kWh (estimate). A range of about 12 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 9 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 18 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 1 hour 45 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 2 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer is about 415 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 97 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 555 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 275 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 335 mi, of which about 12 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 41 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 83 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 55 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 141 mpg and a range of 424 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 162 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 80 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 120 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 46 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.

More information from BMW

The link below will open the page of the 225xe on the official BMW site.

Go to the 225xe on the official BMW website.