BMW and Mini announce PHEV updates

BMW and Mini announce PHEV updates


BMW has released details of new and updated plug-in hybrid models, with a revised 530e range, new X2 xDrive 25e, and updated Mini Countryman PHEV launched.

BMW X2 xDrive 25e details

bmw mini announce phev updates

The X2 xDrive 25e is a new addition to the ranks, with the plug-in crossover will featuring BMW’s latest generation electric powertrain. It allows for an electric driving range of 33 miles on a single charge thanks to a 10 kWh battery.

This powers a 70 kW electric motor, paired with a 1.5 litre petrol engine. Combined power comes in at 220 hp (162 kW), with a 0-62 mph time of 6.8 seconds possible and a top speed of 121 mph – 84 mph in electric mode.

The powertrain returns a combined fuel economy figure of 166.2 MPG, and CO2 emissions rated at 38 g/km. To help achieve these figures, there are three driving modes available – Auto, Max eDrive, and Save Battery. Charging is completed in around 3.2 hours for a full top-up.

BMW 530e details

bmw mini announce phev updates

The BMW 530e sees improvements as part of a model-wide upgrade programme. Tweaked styling and improved equipment levels are the main changes across the range, with the big plug-in news being that the 530e will be available as an estate for the first time – the 530e Touring.

Like the smaller 3 Series PHEV range, the 5 Series PHEV will be available in either body style, and with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. Efficiency statistics are yet to be confirmed, but pricing will start at £47,130 for the 530e Saloon, and £49,380 for the 530e Touring – the latter won’t arrive until later in the year/early 2021.

Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid details

bmw mini announce phev updates

Mini’s Countryman Plug-in Hybrid All4 features revised styling and a few powertrain tweaks. Combined output from the 1.5 litre petrol engine and electric motor is now down slightly to 220 hp (162 kW), with the latter powered by a 9.6 kWh battery.

Electric range is now rated at up to 38 miles on a single charge, CO2 emissions are rated from 40 g/km, and fuel economy at 166.2 MPG.

Full UK specifications and pricing have not yet been revealed for the X2 xDrive 25e, whilst technical data is yet to be announced for the 5 Series PHEV line-up. The Mini Countryman PHEV is fully launched, and available to order now.