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BMW Hybrids


BMW Hybrids

Have you considered driving a hybrid car? If so, now’s the perfect time to get behind the wheel of a luxurious hybrid. BMW offers a handful of hybrid models in both SUV and sedan body styles.

To help you learn more about the variety of BMW hybrids and the features offered with these models, we at BMW of Stratham have created this guide on BMW hybrid models. Ready to find the model that will best enhance your Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, NH, travels? Keep reading!

BMW Hybrid SUVs

In need of a spacious vehicle that makes exploring paved paths and hidden roads easy? Then getting behind the wheel of a BMW hybrid SUV may be exactly what you need. Luckily for you, BMW offers two hybrid models: the BMW X3 and BMW X5.

Let’s take a closer look at these vehicles to help you decide which is right for you!

BMW X3 Plug-In Hybrid

The BMW X3 is your go-to plug-in hybrid option when you’re in need of a fun vehicle. This model comes with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, which lets you bring your favorite songs, podcasts, audiobooks, and other compatible digital features along for the ride.

You’ll always know the status of your electrical charge thanks to BMW eDrive Services, which includes range and charging status. If you’re running low on electrical energy, you can also find a nearby charging station.

On top of entertainment features, the BMW X3 makes driving fun thanks to its thrilling hybrid performance capabilities.

Engine

2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo with electric motor

Horsepower

288 combined HP

Torque

310 combined lb-ft

Electrical Driving Range

EPA-estimated 17 miles

Total Driving Range

EPA-estimated 340 miles^1

If you’re looking for a fun commute, the BMW X3 plug-in hybrid is the way to go.

BMW 5 Series Plug-In Hybrid

In need of a sedan that’ll impress all who take a seat inside? The BMW 5 Series sedan is just what you need. Offered in your choice of standard SensaTec, optional Dakota leather, or available Nappa leather upholstery, your 5 Series is full of high-quality materials.

Plus, with optional front-seat massaging capabilities, you and your co-pilot are sure to feel completely relaxed on even the longest commutes.

Engine

2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo with electric motor

Horsepower

288 combined HP

Torque

257 combined lb-ft

Electric Driving Range

EPA-estimated 21 miles

Total Driving Range

EPA-estimated 340 miles^1

Thanks to these features, you’ll feel highly sophisticated as you travel around town.

BMW 7 Series Plug-In Hybrid

If you’re the type of person who settles for nothing less than excellence, the BMW 7 Series is the BMW hybrid that matches your personality. This model comes standard with mood-enhancing features like 20-way power adjust heated front seats, a panoramic moonroof, extended ambient lighting, and much more.

Even rear-seat passengers are treated to a premium commute thanks to the optional Luxury Rear Seating Package, which includes features like rear massaging seats, rear ventilated seats, and rear comfort seats that allow for backrest angling and more.

Engine

3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo with electric motor

Horsepower

389 combined HP

Torque

443 combined torque

Electric Driving Range

EPA-estimated 16 miles

Total Driving Range

EPA-estimated 290 miles^1

Looking for the best of the best? The BMW 7 Series is the way to go.

Why Drive a Hybrid?

Driving a hybrid offers numerous benefits. Not only do hybrid powertrains increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency by adding an additional fuel source, but they also have many positive impacts on the environment, such as:

  • Zero tailpipe emissions when driving in electric mode
  • Reduced smog and air pollution thanks to minimal or no idling time
  • Less need to import fossil fuels

Plus, when you drive a BMW hybrid, you’ll have access to all the luxury features you know and love with the additional perk of increased fuel efficiency and a greener planet.

Are There Different Types of Hybrid Cars?

Yes—and it’s important to know the difference as you shop for a hybrid BMW vehicle. In today’s market, there are three distinct hybrid types: a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), a hybrid, and a mild hybrid (MHEV). Mild hybrid technology is typically powered by a combustion engine and a 48-volt electric motor to propel its drivetrain. This hybrid uses its power in specific situations, like Auto Start and Stops or accelerating from a standstill.

Meanwhile, an external power source doesn’t charge a traditional hybrid vehicle. Rather, it uses energy generated from gasoline or regenerative braking. This means it doesn’t support all-electric driving, largely due to its smaller battery than that of a PHEV or all-electric vehicle.

The leader in its class of vehicles, plug-in hybrids carry larger batteries which allow the vehicle to drive with all-electric capabilities within a certain range and speed. In other words, drivers can easily switch between gas and electric driving on a dime. BMW PHEVs are charged using either the standard 120-volt charger or the fast-charging 240-volt option.

Do I Need to Charge My PHEV?

Although not critical to your BMW hybrid’s performance, we recommend charging the battery to maximize efficiency and power. Without a proper charge, the BMW hybrid will prioritize gas-powered driving, and power reserves for the BMW’s eBoost functionality will be lowered.

For the best possible driving experience, our BMW dealership highly recommends charging your plug-in hybrid BMW overnight, if possible. As mentioned above, drivers can choose from different charging types—some of which are available for at-home installation, including the 120-volt and 240-volt options. However, Level 2 chargers are available nationwide with fast-charging options for those on the go.

With a fully-charged PHEV, drivers can experience all that BMW has to offer with its hybrid capabilities. Reach out to a BMW expert with any questions you may have about hybrid charging. 

Learn More About BMW Hybrids Today

Ready to upgrade your Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, New Hampshire, travels with a luxury BMW hybrid? Don’t hesitate to visit our dealership. Here, you’ll get an up-close look at each model to help you better choose hybrids today!

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