Even though the 225xe isn’t exactly a star for BMW at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, we might all wake up one day to find that this has become a surprisingly popular car.
One of the problems with the 2-Series Active Tourer in general is that BMW brought it to life at a time when nobody’s surprised by anything anymore, and more practical and economical solutions are basically all over the place in the automotive landscape.
However, if the 2-Series’ popularity keeps growing, it will only be natural for people to want to drive this type of car in a more sustainable manner – which is what BMW was thinking all along.
In the UK, you can get the 225xe starting from £30,005, where you also get a congestion charge exempt, and that sounds pretty great.
Some might argue against the 25 mile pure electric range, but hey, that should generally be enough to get you through your daily commute, most of the time. As for its BMW DNA, well, it’s all-wheel driven and thanks to a total output of 224 PS, you could hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.7 seconds if you really wanted to – and that’s actually not bad.
Think of it this way; a few years ago, that would have been you in a hot hatch hitting the 100 km/h mark in 6.7 sec. Heck, the Mk5 Golf GTI was slower (6.9 sec).
What this means is that as long as you think practicality and efficiency before anything else, the BMW 225xe might just be all that you want it to be, and more.