Introducing the BMW 2 Series Plug-in Hybrid
The large BMW 2 Series family now includes a plug-in hybrid vehicle in the Active Tourer bodystyle.
As a five-seater family car, the 2 Series Active Tourer is suitably practical and efficient. Add in the plug-in hybrid powertrain and you have got yourself the perfect family run-around.
Just think, most families will be able to complete several school runs in all-electric mode, with zero tailpipe emissions, on a single charge. When it does come to charging, the vehicle can easily be charged overnight; removing the worry of setting off earlier for the school run to visit the dreaded fuel station with children on-board.
Range and Performance
Pure electric mode can be maintained in the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid for a range of up to 49 miles.
Average UK daily commuters will be able to get to work and back on a single charge, which really is a cost-effective transport solution. If the daily commute exceeds 49 miles there is no need to panic as the TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol engine will engage and work in conjunction with the eDrive electric motor to reach the destination.
The powerful plug-in hybrid powertrains of the 225e xDrive or 230e xDrive models also deliver thrilling driving dynamics. When driving in HYBRID mode, these variants produce 242bhp and 322bhp respectively, which is impressive for any car, let alone an MPV. When the extra power is not required, the plug-in hybrids offer efficient consumption levels to reduce running costs.
Accompanying the 2 Series Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid is the standard BMW charging cable and an AC fast charging cable (Type 2) for public charging. These cables provide the user with plenty of charging options. The system will also harvest energy that is usually lost during braking and coasting to support the combustion engine, with the result being greater efficiency and lower fuel consumption.
When charging at home using a domestic socket, your battery can be charged from 0 to 100 percent in under 8 hours. Using a wallbox or public charging station can reduce this time significantly to under 2.5 hours.
Charging the 2 Series PHEV whilst out and about is easier than ever, thanks to the thousands of public charging stations located around the UK. Also, in the UK, the BMW eMobility service, BMW Charging, provides access to over 7,000 partner charging stations.
Test drive the BMW 2 Series Plug-in Hybrid
Hassle-free, cost-effective and enjoyable driving at its finest; the BMW Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid really makes sense as an economical and practical family car.
It is big enough to fit the family comfortably, as well as their luggage, but is still small enough to park and navigate through cities or rural roads.
Experience everything the 2 Series Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid has to offer by booking a test drive at your local Stratstone BMW dealership.