Price from £35,300
|Available since||December 2019|
Real Range (Electric Only) between 16 - 30 mi
|City - Cold Weather||24 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||16 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||19 mi|
|City - Mild Weather||30 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||20 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||25 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||6.7 sec|
|Top Speed||126 mph|
|Electric Range||23 mi|
|Fuel Range||273 mi|
|Total Power||165 kW (221 hp)|
|Total Torque||284 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||10.0 kWh|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power||3.7 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->23 mi)||3 hours|
|Charge Speed||8 mph|
|Battery Useable||8.8 kWh|
|Fastcharge Power (max)||-|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||380 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||106 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||245 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||163 mpg|
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 290 - 550 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather||365 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||550 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||460 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather||290 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||440 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||350 Wh/mi|
|Rated NEDC||149 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||42 g/km|
|Battery Empty NEDC||46 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||146 g/km|
|Fuel Range NEDC||359 mi|
|Total Range NEDC||395 mi|
|Fuel Tank||36 L|
|Real 15/30/60 mi||0 / 118 / 53 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||0 / 56 / 124 g/km|
|Battery Empty Real||35 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||190 g/km|
|Fuel Range Real||273 mi|
|Total Range Real||296 mi|
|Engine Displacement||1499 cc|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Unladen (EU)||1650 kg|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)||No Data|
|Cargo Volume||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Max. Payload||No Data|
|Turning Circle||11.3 m|
|Segment||Small Family Car|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
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. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||4h30m||5 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||3 hours||8 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||3 hours||8 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||3 hours||8 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||3 hours||8 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
All about the BMW 225xe
The BMW 225xe has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £34,395 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £35,300. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.
Drivetrain and Performance
The BMW 225xe is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the BMW 225xe is 165 kW (221 hp). The maximum torque is 284 lb-ft. The BMW 225xe 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 has a total capacity of 10 kWh. The usable capacity is 8.8 kWh. A range of about 23 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 16 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 30 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 3 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 4 hours 30 minutes.
Rapid charging is not possible.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW 225xe is about 380 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 106 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 550 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 290 Wh per mile.
The BMW 225xe has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 296 mi, of which about 23 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 35 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 118 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 53 mpg over a 60 mile trip.
The combined average consumption of petrol of the BMW 225xe 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 149 mpg and a range of 359 mi are irrelevant in practice.
While driving in full-electric mode, the BMW 225xe 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 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 190 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, 56 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 124 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 42 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.
The model shown on this page is the successor of the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer, which was available from May 2018 until December 2019. The previous model was £815 less expensive, had 7 mi less range, same acceleration and was similar in energy consumption.