BMW Claims The 225xe iPerformance Is Much More Than A Hybrid People Carrier

According to BMW, by purchasing the 225xe iPerformance you get much more than just a practical and fuel efficient car; you also get a dynamic car.

However, it’s doubtful that most buyers would consider this model simply because they can chuck it around corners better than they could its rivals.

The trick up the compact PHEV is its electrified all-wheel drive system. The front wheels are powered by a good old-fashioned combustion engine, while the rear is powered by an electric motor, both working together whenever the driver needs all four wheels to take action.

The combustion engine is a three-cylinder turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol unit with 136 PS, whereas the rear-mounted electric motor adds a further 88 PS to the mix for a combined output of 224 PS and 385 Nm (284 lb-ft) of torque. This results in a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of just 6.7 seconds, which isn’t bad at all considering that this MPV weighs as much as 1,735 kg (3,825 lbs).

Of course, you’ll also hear about electric top speed, range, energy management and so on. The question is, does all this make PHEV 2-Series Active Tourer an attractive proposition?


  • Dennis James

    What you really need to know: it’s ugly and boring.

  • Kash

    It looks like someone pumped the 2 coupe’s face just full of arse fat, it’s so bloated looking


  • Six Thousand Times

    Because what about this DOESN’T shout “Ultimate Driving Machine?”

  • pcurve

    I think this presenter knows how rubbish this car is.

  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    BMW 225xe iPerformance… that’s a long name. But I think Hammerhead Eagle iThrust is still better.

    • kello3000

      It’s obviously better since you cannot improve on perfection. That said, I agree that the name BMW chose for its iThrust rival is not a bad one.

  • javier

    that’s nice, way better in every way than a prius except probably more pricey and compered to an a3 etron it blows it away with awd

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