BMW was one of the first brands to market with a hybrid version of its people carrier, the model called the 225xe has recently been updated and features a 1.5 litre 3 cylinder petrol engine as seen in the BMW i8 supercar, combined with 2 electric motors, one driving the front wheels and one driving the rear, so it has true 4 wheel drive (hence the x in the title) and when all motors are running in tandem it develops 224 horsepower, giving a rapid 0-60 time of just 6.7 seconds. The 225xe is a plug-in hybrid with a battery that has recently been upgraded from 7.7kWh to 10kWh increasing its electric only range to around 35 miles depending on temperature and speed.
This makes the car suitable for those with a daily commute in traffic of around 15 miles each way, and who do occasional longer journeys where the petrol engine will kick in at motorway speeds; plus you need the ability to recharge at home - the car can recharge itself from the petrol engine on the move but that isn't anywhere near as cost effective as plugging in overnight. If however you do mainly fast motorway driving then you'll find the car isn’t that efficient and you may be better suited with one of the diesel models.
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