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BMW x2 xdrive25e Review

Written by Allan Noble · 24/05/21

The BMW x2 xdrive25e is a sporty looking plug-in hybrid that will help motorists to limit their carbon footprint for every mile they drive. The BMW x2 xdrive25e is likely to be a big competitor to the Mercedes GLA 250 e plug-in hybrid when it first goes on sale in the UK in the summer of 2021.


This BMW x2 xdrive25e plug in review will focus on the BMW x2 xdrive25e as a driver's car. After all, that is the way that BMW markets all its vehicles. That said, the x2 xdrive25e needs to be compared to all-electric vehicles as well as other plug-in hybrid cars since it has a foot in each camp. Read on to find out all of the key information you'll need to know about the new BMW x2 if you are considering taking one on a test drive soon.

Range, Charging, & Emissions

The BMW x2 xdrive25e has a real-world electric driving range of between 31 and 32 miles. This figure goes up to 35 miles, according to BMW, under WLTP test conditions. Obviously, this is nowhere near what you'd expect of an all-electric car, but you always have the petrol fuel tank to rely on for longer journeys! The x2 compares a little unfavourably to the GLA 250 e plug-in hybrid, however. Mercedes says this electric motor will convey you up to 37 miles.

The xdrive25e plug-in hybrid comes supplied with a 10 kWh battery pack distributed evenly across the vehicle, so it still feels a well-balanced vehicle to drive.

The BMW x2 xdrive25e can be charged with a domestic power outlet. If you take this option, then the vehicle will take about five hours to go from empty to full, thereby affording you the maximum 35 miles of range. More practically, however, the x2 xdrive25e will charge from 20 per cent to 80 percent in just over three and three-quarter hours. If you charge your BMW x2 xdrive25e with a 7kW charger using the Type 2 port the X3 comes with then, it will take a little over three hours to fully charge or about two and a half hours to get to 80 per cent.

Next: Running costs