BMW Active Tourer Fahrbericht 225xe
Electric drive at discount prices: BMW breaks the price-taboo
BMW wants to press vigorously its hybrid models in the market. The attention motorized 225xe Active Tourer costs here even less than a comparable gasoline engine. What can the car? The first test.
The sales of hybrid models come with all manufacturers within narrow limits. Not only at the Detroit Motor Show in mid-January, there were, despite consistently good financial results at many booths vehement frown. This was due less to Volkswagen's diesel-scandal, but rather the fact that the thin demand for hybrid models going through the next world bottomed at a low level.
A liter of super for 50 Cent
The reason is simple: in the United States costs the gallon (3.8 liters) of fuel currently less than two dollars; of liters of super kicks converted with not even 50 cents to book. No wonder that manufacturers like Ford or Mercedes warned that hybrid shaft'm currently hard times.
It makes a BMW Active Tourer at 225xe easier than ever. The load compartment remains largely untouched by the battery pack under the slightly raised rear seats, the pure electric range is around 40 kilometers and the price surprised 225xi with a level below that of the nearly identical strong BMW. Costs of poor-equipped 231-horsepower gasoline engine at least 40,000 euros, so there is the familiar hybrid wheel package starts at 38,700 euros. The thrust is clear: BMWGehe to Amazon for more product information! wants to bring more hybrids on the road - come what may. The CO2 directives pain also at Munich Petuelring.
The power output of both engines can take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage as the Active Tourer family all. In the front of the still terribly rattling three-cylinder turbocharged 1.5 liter engine, which provides 100 kW / 136 hp and 220 Nm working. For additional boost or even the sole propulsion of the electric motor, which contributes 65 kW / 88 PS and so for a total output of 165 kW / 224 hp and 385 Newton meters ensures maximum torque ensures. If the acceleration from 0 to 100 kph in 6.7 seconds as impressive as irrelevant, disappointed the maximum speed of 202 km / h in view of the lush engine power completely. The 231 bhp petrol engine in the BMW 225xi just playing 237 km / h.
In 225xe rumbles a 136-hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder, the electric motor initially mobilized modest 65kW / 88PS, but the scale is in principle open to the top, it all depends on how much battery weight you want to carry around. In 2er the hybrid package is sufficient for a system output of 224 hp and 385 Nm. The drive of the 225xe is a relatively complex matter. In normal operation, and the PHEV works as a brave front-wheel drive, but between three quarters and gas kickdown, the electrically driven rear axle turns to where the boost effect ensures neat thrust. Traction problems knows this technique does not, but rather the exhaust-free rear-wheel drive, the dahinstromert without sacrificing driving dynamics with up to 125 km / h. The estimated electric range BMW by 41 km, but this value is theoretically well as the fuel consumption from 2.0 to 2.1 liters after the experience. The electric generator that seamlessly faded in and out, turns out to be quiet and vibration free Säuselwerk that many a pedestrian to suffer from an associated terror.