BMW cars and SUVs are popular for their style, performance, and innovation. BMW cars are crafted with exceptional detail and technology for improved driving and comfort while on the road.

It's no surprise that when it comes to hybrid technology, BMW would develop advanced technology to push the boundaries of a hybrid car and offer drivers a quality experience. If you're looking for a hybrid for your drives around Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, then consider a BMW hybrid. Read on to learn more about these innovative vehicles.

BMW Hybrid Technology

The BMW Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) lineup offers drivers hybrid technology without the compromise on performance. BMW PHEV combines its BMW TwinPower Turbo engine with an electric motor to reduce exhaust emissions and cut down on fuel use, without restricting range. With a BMW PHEV you can run on fully electric, gas only, or a combination of both. You can even drive at highways speeds in pure EV mode.

BMW eDrive

BMW uses their fifth generation eDrive system – gas engine and electric motor – to power their hybrid cars. The vehicle uses the electric motor within a certain range, like around the city, and then the engine will kick in for longer-range and higher performance needs. With BMW eBoost technology, your car will use electric power to accelerate, even when running on gas, to reducing fuel use.


Whether you're at home or on the road, charging your BMW is easier than you think. BMW offers tailored solutions for drivers to keep their car batteries charged.

  • BMW Wallbox: This home charger is a Level 2 charger at 240V that provides charging speeds up to seven times faster than Level 1. You get up to 80 percent charge in five hours.
  • Occasional Use Cable: For occasional charging, this backup cable comes standard with all BMW PHEVs, making it easy to charge when you need it at any 120V power outlet (Level 1).
  • EVgo Charging Stations: BMW partnered with EVgo – the nation's largest public fast charging network – to make it easier to charge your PHEV on the go. With their Level 2 chargers, you can get about 10-22 miles with about an hour charge. Just use the BMW Charging app to access more than 35,000 Level 2 chargers nationwide.

2021 BMW Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Lineup


The BMW X3 xDrive30e Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 12-kWh battery to produce a total of 288 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque for 0-60 mph acceleration in 5.9 seconds. This SAV achieves an estimated 24 MPG and 60 MPGe. With 17 miles of all-electric range, the X3 xDrive30e allows you to run errands in the city without releasing emissions, while the combined driving range of 340 miles will save you money on fuel. There are three intuitive electric driving modes – Auto eDrive, Max eDrive, and Battery Control – to select from, adapting your drive to your lifestyle.

    Level 1 (120V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 11.5 hours Level 2 (240V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 3.5 hours

The X3 xDrive30e includes a hybrid-specific instrument cluster display that lets you know the electric motor output, charge status, and full-electric or combined driving ranges.


The BMW X5 xDrive45e is a powerful and stylish SAV. Ready for every adventure, the X5 xDrive45e has a combined driving range of 400 miles, and on a full charge of the battery, you get 30 miles of all-electric driving, perfect for errands around town.

    Level 1 (120V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 22.5 hours Level 2 (240V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 7 hours

The 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinTurbo engine and battery creates 389 horsepower getting you from 0-60 mph is 5.3 seconds.


The BMW 330e delivers takes the iconic sedan's exhilarating performance and pairs it with the latest plug-in hybrid technology. The car is available in two trims – 330e and 330e xDrive with AWD – and come with a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine and electric motor, to produce 288 horsepower of pure fun. Go from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds.

On a full charge, the 330e will take you 22 miles on pure electric range, and a combined driving range of 320 miles. The 330e xDrive will drive 20 miles on pure electric and 290 miles combined. Charging times for both trims are the same:

    Level 1 (120V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 43 hours Level 2 (240V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 6.5 hours


The BMW 530e was designed for an efficient lifestyle. Also available in the 530e xDrive trim, the 530e is innovative, with adjustable drive modes to satisfy every mood and electric instruments for hybrid-specific information, like e-range, charge status, and more.

The 530e and 530e xDrive have a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine producing 248 horsepower, getting you from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. You can get 21 miles of pure electric range and combined 340 miles on the 530e (18 miles electric range and 320 miles combined on the 530e xDrive).

    Level 1 (120V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 43 hours Level 2 (240V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 6.5 hours


A luxury PHEV, the BMW 745e xDrive Sedan is powered by 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder with integrated electric motor and all-wheel drive – that's 389-horsepower taking you from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The fun doesn't end there. The 745e xDrive has intelligent eDrive with driving modes to suit your style, and the available M Sport package enhances the design with features like additional wheel options, exclusive trim options, and more.

When fully charged, you can get 16 miles on pure electric range, and a combined driving range of 290 miles.

    Level 1 (120V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 10 hours Level 2 (240V) 0-100 Percent Charge: 3 hours

Explore All That BMW PHEVs Have to Offer

Getting to a BMW PHEV is more affordable with available federal tax credits and local incentives. You also save on fuel, can enjoy a limited warranty on your PHEV battery, and can even drive in HOV lanes in some states.

If you're looking for a BMW hybrid that will be a cost-effective solution to your commutes around Three Rivers and Plainwell, visit Zeigler BMW of Kalamazoo and test drive one of these great PHEV models today!

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