BMW bringing its 4 plug-in hybrid models to Tokyo Motor Show
07 October 2015
At the upcoming 44th Tokyo Motor Show (30 October to 8 November), BMW will showcase its four plug-in hybrid models: the BMW 3303, BMW 225xe, BMW 740e and BMW X5 xDrive40e. (Earlier post.) All the vehicles also appeared at the IAA Frankfurt last month.
In 2016 the BMW eDrive technology initially developed for BMW i cars will be available for BMW models spanning these four different vehicle segments—from the compact to the luxury class.
Following the successful global launch of the purely electrically powered BMW i3 (energy consumption combined: 12.9 kWh; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km) and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car (fuel consumption combined: 2.1 l/100 km [112 mpg US]; CO2 emissions combined: 49 g/km) the BMW i brand is now further cementing its status as a trailblazer for sustainable mobility with an expanding range of vehicle and mobility services.
BMW i is giving the spread of electric motoring fresh impetus by making its technology available to current BMW brand models. For example, all the plug-in hybrid models being exhibited by BMW at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show employ the BMW eDrive technology initially developed for BMW i cars in the form of electric motors, power electronics, high-voltage batteries and intelligent energy management. Equally, the experience in using industrially manufactured CFRP garnered during development of the BMW i cars has now helped to reduce the weight of the new BMW 7 Series luxury sedan.