2016 BMW 225xe Hybrid, review, Design and Engine Specs

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - 2016, BMW

BMW 225xe The Active Hybrid Tourer. The BMW 2 Series range refueling. It is enriched with a hybrid version of the Active Tourer MPV, with a rechargeable battery sector, combining performance and fuel economy.

2016 BMW 225xe Hybrid, review, Design and Engine Specs



Event in the BMW range, the front-wheel drive minivan Series 2 Active Tourer will also distinguish themselves by benefiting, beginning in 2016, a plug-in hybrid variant called BMW 225xe 2016. While, so far, the BMW hybrid i8 exotic excepted, integrated the electric motor between the combustion and automatic transmission, the Bavarian adopted here on this front wheel drive platform, architecture inaugurated by Lexus for its 4×4 and taken over by Peugeot-Citroen: a heat engine driving the front wheels and an electric positioned under the boot floor, activating demand the rear wheels. In reality, this architecture is very similar to that of the i8, but reversed. Under the hood of the 225xe, 3-cylinder petrol 1.5 turbo delivers 136 hp and 220 Nm of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission. And it receives the reinforcement of an alternator-starter adding 15 kW (20 hp) and 150 Nm in the event of need. Whereas the electrical supplies, to the rear wheels and spike – or during thirty seconds -. 65 kilowatts (88 hp) and 165 Nm In total, the combined power of the three engines reaching 165 kW (224 hp) and 385 Nm of torque. What, according to BMW, from 0 to 100 km / h in just 6.5 s, despite a substantial mass.

2016 BMW 225Xe Hybrid Engine Specs

Ballasted his big rechargeable battery (7.7 kWh, with 5.8 kWh usable), the Active Hybrid Tourer announces 1735 kilograms, 150 kilograms more than a comparable power Active Tourer 225i xDrive. In exchange for this additional mass, hybrid minivan promises to make 41 km in all-electric and consume, on utopian approval cycle rechargeable hybrids, only 2 l / 100 km on average, less than 50 g / km of CO2. In real life, this BMW will instead be able to approach the 30 kilometers in electric, before eating 6 to 7 l / 100 km in hybrid mode. What we will check as soon as possible on our certified measurement cycles ISO 9001. Meanwhile, we have already taken the wheel of a prototype (see L’Automobile No. 833, available from September 11).

2016 BMW 225Xe Engine

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