BMW X1 Hybrid will be able to drive up to 56 kilometersSeptember 25, 2019
Peak power reaches 220 hp and 284 Nm of torque.
After BMW introduced the hybrid version of its crossover for the Chinese market, the Bavarian brand begins to release this model in Europe. The BMW X1 xDrive25e will debut in the Old Continent, offering customers “a high level of driving pleasure and breathtaking maneuverability”.
Under the familiar X1 skin is a hybrid powerplant with a plug-in module that uses a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine and an electric motor specifically designed for this particular model. The total capacity of the installation is 220 hp. and 284 Nm of torque, and a couple of the unit is a six-speed automatic gearbox.
An electric motor adds 95 hp to the equation. (70 kW) and 122 lb-ft (165 Nm) transmitted to the rear wheels via a single-speed gearbox. In total, two engines develop 220 horsepower. (162 kW) and a maximum torque of 284 lb-ft (385 Nm). These numbers provide acceleration from 0 to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in seven seconds and a top speed of 119 miles per hour (192 km/h).
More importantly, for a plug-in hybrid electric car, with a single 9.7 kWh battery charge, the X1 xDrive 25e can travel up to 35 miles (57 kilometers), based on a new WLTP test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison. When using the BMW i Wallbox, a full charge takes less than 3.6 hours, and the battery can be charged in ordinary household outlets.
As a rule, a hybrid crossover has acoustic protection for pedestrians. BMW describes this feature as an “unmistakable sound” that is generated to “alert other road users about an approaching car without compromising the acoustic comfort of the vehicle’s passengers.” It activates automatically when driving electrically at speeds up to 19 mph (30 km/h). Other goodies included as standard include dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch wheels and auxiliary air conditioning.
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