The first real hybrid in the new 2 Series range is the 225xe model, sharing some of the technology from the fantastic i8 supercar. It has a detuned version of the i8's 1.5 litre petrol engine, combined with 2 electric motors - one on each axle to give true 4-wheel drive. When both the petrol engine and both electric motors kick in at the same time it gives a combined 224 bhp, enough for a 0-60 time of just 6.7 seconds which feels unexpectedly rapid in a people carrier such as this! But the main focus of the hybrid is zero emissions in town and fuel efficiency, so the battery has recently been upgraded to 10kWh, more than enough to give you 30-35 miles of electric only range every day providing you remember to plug it in overnight!
The 2 Series hybrid is designed for those of us who have the facility to recharge the car at home, and do a typical daily commute of around 10-15 miles each way in slow traffic and city centres, and who do occasional longer runs, and in this environment it excels. For those whose daily drive is mainly motorways and fast A roads and who do long distances then a diesel may be better suited and save you more money in fuel.
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