BMW X1 Plug-In Hybrid Launching In 2016

AUG 23 2015 BY STAFF 14

New 2016 BMW X1

Newly Re-Designed  2016 BMW X1

2016 BMW X1 Interior

2016 BMW X1 Interior

BMW will add a new plug-in hybrid to its lineup next year. The newly unveiled BMW X1 will share the same drivetrain as the 2 Series Active Tourer hybrid.

Likely to debut as the X1 xDrive30e, the hybrid will use a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine mated to an 88hp / 136 Nm/100 lb-ft of torque electric motor powering the rear wheels through a two-speed transmission. The total power output is expected to be slightly above 200 horsepower.

The total fuel consumption rating is said to fall around 100 mpg. (Euro)

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“The total fuel consumption rating is said to fall around 100 mpg.”

What does that mean???

Certainly it won’t get 100 mpg when driving on gas.
Or maybe it’s a “MPGe” electric efficiency?
Or, most likely, it’s a completely misleading and mostly meaningless figure from the Euro test cycle that doesn’t account for any of the electrical energy that’s used.

Point is, without explaining where that “100 mpg” metric comes from, you’re doing the reader a disservice.

It states (Euro), which would mean to start off with a full battery, drive electric only until it’s empty and then drive ICE. They don’t count the electricity used nor what source it comes from.
Not nice but that’s the current regulation.

If you want to know it’s meaning, just study the NEDC/NEFZ rule “ECE R 101” for PHEVS. That’s a very… erm… easy to understand formular which has surely be made to fool… erm… educate the average Joe about consumption:

As far as I understand it, it somehow foctors in that you (should) charge your PHEV every 25 km / 15 miles. But I need to do an Excel-Sheet to see, how this will play out in the formular with different battery sizes.

The google translate link doesn’t seem to work. Try to put in this link in the translator:

The formular is at 2.2

NEDC fuel consumption is average consumption over electric or blended range (whatever it is) plus 25 km in charge sustaining mode.

It certainly doesn’t fit to everyones driving patterns, but it gives numbers that are reasonably comparable between different PHEVs.

You have to use the Metric System to understand this, forget about MPG and MPGE it is out dated.

Im general divide by 2 if you want to take into consideration the fuel used to make the electricity. So 100 MPGe is about 50 MPG.

This is a pretty interesting competitor to the Audi A3 E-tron and (despite the differences in range) the new Volt. Given America’s love affair with small crossovers, this will be interesting indeed…

How about getting a new ActiveE out?

“Likely to debut as the X1 xDrive30e”
That just rolls off the tongue :/

Don’t it though.

Saw an X1 with that orange paint from a block away yesterday and thought it was a prototype Bolt. Guess I got Chevys on the brain. But they do look, kinda, similar.
When did the X1 get released? I don’t think I have seen one until yesterday. Either they aren’t selling very well or they are pretty new.

X1’s are all over the place, where I am. They fit the CUV part of the menu perfectly. Without battery talk, I’m doubting the unibody has the space for any serious kwh.

I bet BMW will be burning the candle at both ends, for a while.

Mass-market handicapped EREV/BEV (tanks/styling)
– or –
Feeble PHEV drive tranes, in their more sexy cars

I see X5’s and X6’s fairly frequently, but I haven’t noticed an X1 til yesterday. I would really like to have an EREV CUV with at least 24 miles of AER, but I just don’t see it happening for $35k or less.