PETROL or ELECTRIC? WHY CHOOSE?
Here at Ocean we have the BMW X5 xDrive45e and BMW X3 xDrive30e. They boast eDrive, superior xDrive technology and handling to provide the best all round car, so that you can get the most out of every journey. These Plug-in Hybrids ooze with confidence and aren’t to be underestimated. Watch as we put these cars to the ultimate test at the Pentille Castle. A massive thank you to Pentille Castle for having us, and to South Coast Media Co. for the content.
WHAT’S PLUG-IN HYBRID?
By having both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, Plug-In Hybrids give drivers the benefits of both worlds. This choice not only helps with range anxiety, but also offers various intelligent Driver Modes, like the Anticipatory hybrid drive, which seamlessly interchanges between power courses to give the most effective journey. The BMW X Plug-In Hybrid range does not have to compromise, they still perform.
BMW X5 PLUG-IN HYBRID
Forget what you know about sports activity vehicles, the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) has been redesigned and rebuilt from the wheels up and has new levels of luxury, connectivity and performance.
The BMW X5 features new electric split-tailgate, which helps with loading/unloading, and also the optional third row of seats. It also comes with Adaptive two-axle air suspension, sump-guard under-body protection and an optional xOffroad pack, which includes four new off-road driving modes. What more could you want?
When it’s icy, the xSnow mode activates the Dynamic Stability Control, the air suspension is set to normal level and the vehicle set off in 2nd gear. This means sufficient drip on slippery roads.
The xGravel mode raises the air suspension to provide an additional 20mm ground clearance. Off-road-ABS can be activated immediately, so comfortable responsiveness from the accelerator pedal is provided.
xRocks mode raises the air suspension to increase ground clearance by an additional 40mm, whilst off-road-ABS can be activated from a speed of 6mph.
xSand increases the ground clearance by 20mm and offers a readily controllable response from the accelerator pedal. Off-road-ABS can also be activated from a speed of 6mph. Resulting in optimum traction on unsurfaced roads.
BMW X3 PLUG-IN HYBRID
The BMW X3 xDrive30e Plug-in Hybrid is breathing new life into electric adventures. Boasting enhanced BMW eDrive technology, which offers up to 28 miles* of pure electric range and superior xDrive handling, this plug-in hybrid SAV is oozing confidence.
From a running costs perspective, it comes with a Benefit in Kind (BIK) rate from 11% and emits just 49g/km of CO2. And it can go from zero to 62mph, when using both electric and combustion engines, in just 6.2 seconds.