BMW eDrive.

The electric drive concept BMW eDrive offers maximum driving pleasure – and does so almost silently and without emissions. Three components form the core of BMW eDrive: the electric motor, the lithium-ion high-performance battery and intelligent energy management.

Intelligent. Dynamic. Electric.BMW eDrive.

The electric drive concept BMW eDrive offers maximum driving pleasure – and does so almost silently and without emissions. Three components form the core of BMW eDrive: the electric motor, the lithium-ion high-performance battery and intelligent energy management.

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The BMW eDrive concept boasts impressive dynamics. With its combination of an electric motor, lithium-ion high-performance battery and intelligent energy management, it provides an inspiringly agile driving experience and breathtaking acceleration. When driven purely electrically, it is locally emission-free.

  • Electric motor

    The electric motor is an innovative development of the BMW Group and an integral constituent of all electrically powered BMW models. With the battery fully charged, it provides the BMW X5 with eDrive, for example, with a maximum range of approximately 30 kilometres in purely electrical driving mode. This means it will be possible to cover most everyday distances without local emissions. Depending on requirements, the electric motor can also be used to achieve particularly powerful short bursts of acceleration – such as when overtaking.

  • Lithium-ion high-performance battery

    All vehicles with BMW eDrive technology obtain their energy for electric driving from a high-tech electricity storage device. The lithium-ion high-performance batteries are combined with a cooling system that constantly keeps the battery at optimum operating temperature, thus increasing output and service life. Recharging is possible wherever electricity is available. Even a conventional 230-volt household socket is sufficient.

  • Intelligent energy management

    Benefit from the best possible efficiency and performance that’s always available with intelligent energy management. In fact, its core task is to guarantee both of these. It additionally controls further functions from BMW EfficientDynamics that are specially coordinated for drivetrains with a synchronous electric motor.

    Intelligent energy management optimises the effectiveness of the electric drivetrain and the high-performance battery with a predictive operating strategy. Navigation data is used to calculate the optimum time to start driving electrically and to charge the battery, in advance, depending on the most suitable route and driving situation. This saves up to 10 percent of energy – which allows the driver to cover a greater distance completely electrically.

    Brake Energy Regeneration ensures that kinetic energy released when braking or slowing down is saved in the lithium-ion high-performance battery, where it’s available at any time to increase the overall performance.

    With the ECO PRO mode, a press of a button is all it takes to gear all vehicle systems towards efficiency – and make intelligent use of energy reserves. In order to do this, intelligent energy management reduces the comfort functions according to the driver’s needs. In addition, the driver receives tips for particularly efficient driving via the Control Display, to help increase the maximum range.


"The BMW X5 40e* is the first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) from BMW to combine the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive with an innovative BMW plug-in hybrid system. In this combination, the vehicle not only stands for brand-typical sportiness and luxury, but also for efficiency and environmental friendliness.

* Available from Q1 2016
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 3.3
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 77
Combined electricity consumption in kWh/100 km: 15.3

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From simple charging at home and the charging stations of the ChargeNow network through to Assistance Services – the BMW charging concept makes electric driving a convenient experience and an absolute pleasure in everyday life.

  • Home charging

    Electric vehicles have many advantages over their conventional counterparts. One of them is having a “full tank” every morning. This is because they can be easily and conveniently charged at home with the standard charging cable supplied. The process is even quicker and more convenient with the BMW i “Wallbox”. This charging station for installation on your house wall increases the charging output, thus reducing the charging time, and ideally complements the design of BMW vehicles.

  • Charging on the go with ChargeNow

    ChargeNow offers access to the public charging stations of BMW i Partners. To enable the easy and optimum use of different offers and technologies, BMW i has included a large number of providers in the ChargeNow network. The ChargeNow card permits access and use.

  • Charging status

    With the apps “BMW i Remote” and “My BMW Remote for plug-in-hybrids”, you can conveniently monitor the charging operation in real time via your smartphone. In addition, the electric driving range and battery charging status of your BMW can be also be viewed at any time via the Remote App. Remote control can be used to schedule charging operations via the weekly timer and to activate the climate control in preparation for a journey.


Through its technologies from BMW EfficientDynamics, BMW is repeatedly setting new standards in terms of dynamics and efficiency. The BMW ActiveHybrid models are outstanding examples of how intelligent energy management guarantees perfect interplay between combustion engine and electric motor. The power units are supported by a lithium-ion high-performance battery. The interplay between the components is coordinated by an intelligent hybrid system. The result is full hybrids offering maximum efficiency at a peak level of dynamics.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Figures refer to the basic model with transmission as per the basic equipment.

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