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BMW Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

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BMW Electric & Hybrid Range

Motoring is moving forward, and BMW have quietly been moving along with these new advances in electrification for longer than many of their peers. The BMW range now includes a wide range of electric-powered vehicles; from plug-in hybrid saloons and electric hatchbacks to performance roadsters and coupes.

The potential of BMW's electrified range is truly exciting, especially because of the dedicated 'BMW i' sub-brand, which includes the i3 and i8. To unleash this potential Cooper BMW is prepared to offer customers the best deals on new zero-emission vehicles from BMW.

The Fully Electric BMW i3

Now in stock and available to drive away

The futuristic hatchback and the first fully electric, mass-produced vehicle from BMW is one of the founding members of the BMW i range. Launched in 2014, the BMW i3 has proven popular across the world and is now more efficient and better to drive than ever.

See below for some of the startling details on this chic yet dynamic hatchback from BMW.

BMW i3 Key Figures


0-60 mph in
6.8 sec

Based on the BMW i3s



The BMW i3 and i3s is powered purely by electricity.


Up to
153 miles

A pure electric range that can handle the average weekly commute with just one charge per week.

Charge Time

3 hours

Expect just over 3 hours charge time from a BMW i Wallbox and 11kW power supply.

Highlights from the BMW Plug-In Hybrid Range

BMW 225xe Active Tourer

The first Plug-In Hybrid MPV

Don't compromise between practicality and driving excitement with the BMW 225xe Active Tourer. With premium trims and plentiful room for 5 adults, every journey will be comfortable. This is improved by a spacious 400 litre boot, which comes with electric opening as standard. Indeed, few vehicles boast the capability as the 225xe Active Tourer while still achieving accelerations figures of 0-60mph in just 6.7 seconds. The intelligently integrated battery can provide up to 25 miles of pure electric range and contributes to fuel efficiency figures of 141mpg.

  • 221bhp Hybrid engine with CO2 emissions of 57g/km
  • Available in Sport, Luxury and M Sport trims
  • 25 mile all electric range
  • Cruise control, rear parking sensors, electric tailgate and climate control as standard
  • Extensive customization options
  • Multiple driving modes

BMW 330e

The legendary sports saloon goes hybrid

Poise, agility and driving excellence are all words that can describe the BMW 3 Series, and now the classic model has an impressive hybrid option. The 330e delivers fuel efficiency of 138mpg; and with a 41 mile electric range, the 330e can manage most small commutes using no fuel at all. The 330e is also designed for thrills, featuring BMW's 'XtraBoost', temporarily boosting power to 289bhp. Drivers receive instant acceleration from the electric motor before the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is smoothly introduced, driving sensations that are unique to the hybrid compared to diesel or petrol variants.

  • Available in both saloon and estate
  • 0-60 in 6 seconds
  • Latest digital instrument display
  • Cabin pre-conditioning
  • Available in SE, Sport and M Sport trims
  • 2.4hr battery charge time (3.7kW wallbox)

BMW 530e

Executive saloon with hybrid refinement

With so many premium rivals, the BMW 5 Series has always had to deliver the best in order to remain competitive. This has bred some of the best executive saloons in recent times and now there is a Plug-In hybrid option. Expect the usual high levels of technology and comfort from the 5 series but now with low running costs and refined electric driving. Fuel economy figures of 176mpg and a pure electric range of 36 miles ensure trips to the pump are far-between. Furthermore, with just 38g/km carbon emissions, the 530e qualifies for the 16% BiK band for company cars.

  • 292 mile range
  • Recharge up to 22 miles of range per hour
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Touch Pro Duo infotainment system
  • Spacious and contemporary interior
  • All wheel drive stability

BMW X3 xDrive30e

SUV lifestyle without the high emissions

With the X3 finding itself in the middle of BMW’s full X Range, this vehicle provides a great amount of space for all passengers. With the Hybrid variant, drivers can enjoy the same features that are present on the fuel-only model such as the 8.8inch digital display and adaptive cruise control. The difference in the xDrive30e produces CO2 emissions as low as 49g/km and can reach up to 34 miles while driving in full electric mode. Being a plug-in Hybrid, charging is simple and can be completed in under 3 hours.

  • 34 mile electric range
  • Fuel efficiency of 128mpg
  • Up to 289bhp and 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds
  • xDrive all-wheel-drive
  • 450 litre boot
  • SE, xLine and M Sport trim levels

BMW i8

Supercar with revolutionary spirit

Breath-taking and edgy from every angle, the BMW i8 is not your stereotypical hybrid car. Available as both a coupe and convertible, the sporty demeanour of the i8 makes it a guaranteed head-turner. It’s not just the exterior that will wow you, as you sit in your low-seated position, the dashboard, complete with futuristic features, elegantly wraps around you. Put the i8 to the test to unleash 228hp and race from 0-60 in an impressive 4.4 seconds, and enjoy an electric-only range of up to 34 miles.

  • Fuel efficiency of 128mpg
  • 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds
  • Carbon fibre construction with four-wheel-drive
  • Futuristic interior space
  • Concept car looks and dihedral-hinged doors
  • Available in both coupe and convertible