BMW has been developing eco-friendly engines for decades, including hydrogen-fuelled concept cars and early electric prototypes before all-electric vehicles went mainstream. So it’s unsurprising that BMW has a large range of electric vehicles, with most of the top models across the BMW range available in an all-electric model. From compact hatchbacks to SUVs and sports sedans, BMW’s electric fleet has a ride for every driver and are routinely added to expert lists of the best electric or best hybrid cars.
BMW Electric Car Range
You’ve probably seen BMW’s all-electric i3 compact hatchback ‘city car’ getting around town. The i3’s stand-out looks certainly turn heads and the i3 was one of the first all-electric models to arrive on Australian shores so they attract a lot of interest. With a distinctive silhouette and exterior colour palette, i3 is also made of lightweight and sustainable materials and gets up to 260 km of range while taking just 6.9 seconds to get from 0 to 100 km/h (BMW i3s).
Looking for an all-electric SUV? Look no further than the iX, BMW’s electric addition to its popular X range of SUV vehicles. Complete with BMW’s signature eDrive technology and its electric all-wheel drive, the BMW iX achieves a range of up to 600 km and an impressive acceleration time of 0-100 km/h in under 5 seconds. The 5-seater also includes a high-quality interior fit-out with state-of-the-art technologies for maximum comfort.
The all-electric version of BMW’s popular X3 model, the iX3 is a sports activity vehicle arriving in 2021 and will deliver a drive range of up to 460 km. With comfortable seating for five people alongside plenty of cargo space and impressive interior technology features, the iX3 also features 150 kW charging up to a level of 80% in approximately 34 minutes.
BMW Hybrid Car Range
BMW’s popular 3 Series sedan is offered with a plug-in hybrid electric engine alongside traditional petrol and diesel options. The spacious 4-door, 5-seater sedan features a luxurious interior, sporty exterior, and an impressive range of safety inclusions and intelligent energy-saving features for peace of mind while driving.
BMW’s 5 Series sedan is the bigger sibling of the 3 Series and offers a purely electric range of up to 54 km. The extra spacious 4-door, 5 seater sedan combines a powerful petrol engine, high-voltage battery and an electric motor from BMW’s eDrive technology to deliver impressive performance while lowering fuel consumption and emissions.
The ultimate statement of BMW luxury now comes with a plug-in hybrid electric engine. BMW 7 Series is renowned for superior driving dynamics, striking exterior and interior design, and safety and technological innovations.
If you’re looking for a plug-in hybrid SUV, BMW has you covered with the hybrid version of the traditional X5, the X5 xDRIVE. With all the same impressive exterior and interior features as the petrol or diesel model, X5 xDRIVE also includes up to 80 km of pure-electric driving and easy charging via a home wall socket, BMW Wallbox or at a public charging station.
Whether you’re looking for an electric or hybrid vehicle, BMW offers a great range of options to consider. You can browse BMW’s hybrid or electric vehicle range on Gumtree.