Electric BMW Cars

BMW Electric Cars

If electric driving is the future of motoring, that future is now.

With an ever-expanding range of BMW electric cars, there’s never been a better time to buy an all-electric model.

Whether you’re considering a switch to a BMW electric car for the very first time, or planning to upgrade to a new model, the electric BMW range continues to grow, innovate and inspire.

BMW has been right at the forefront of electric driving for some time now. The compact champion BMW i3 was the first BMW to be fitted with an electric motor, launched back in 2013. In the years since, BMW’s technical and engineering excellence has continued to develop at pace. Today, BMW owners and buyers have a stunning choice of pure electric cars, from the BMW i4 Gran Coupé to the stylish SAV model, the BMW iX3.

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Why Buy BMW Electric Cars?

If you haven’t driven a pure electric BMW car before, you’re in for a genuine treat. The headline benefit of electric driving is efficiency, with zero tailpipe emissions from EV cars equating to a significantly lower impact on the environment; something we all need to take responsibility for.

But, make no mistake, there are other benefits to buying and driving a BMW electric car – and that’s the sheer joy of the driving experience. Fast acceleration, almost immediately from a standing start, thanks to the powerful torque generated by the electric motor. Smooth performance, with no gear changes to navigate, and a close-to-silent dynamic drive. Quiet, impressive power.

The next generation of BMW electric vehicles –  featuring BMW’s 5th Generation eDrive technology – was revealed in 2021, delivering further improved performance. This features two high-efficiency electric motors, producing around 500 horsepower and achieving a higher level of drive system efficiency. 5th Generation BMW eDrive technology also includes a high-voltage battery, with state-of-the-art battery technology.

Driving range has also improved significantly, with new BMW electric cars now easily capable of long journeys on a single charge. The BMW i4 has a range of up to 365 miles*, the BMW iX3 up to 282 miles* and the BMW iX xDrive 50 between 365-380 miles*.

The BMW i7, which went into production in 2022 and promises excellent levels of luxury – a 31” theatre screen for rear passengers is available as an option – has a range of up to 387 miles*.

Performance, handling, comfort, style, power and extended driving ranges. BMW electric is here.

The BMW Electric Range

New BMW i3

BMW i3

From: £33,805

The all-electric BMW i3 and i3s are instantly recognisable thanks to their bold design, and makes a big impression for a smaller car. It clocks 0-60mph in 7.2 seconds and has a driving range of up to 100 miles*. (Available as Approved Used only).

New BMW i4

BMW i4

From: £50,775

This is BMW’s first all-electric Gran Coupé, so it’s a high-profile addition to the range. Featuring 5th Generation eDrive technology, with an electric driving range of up to 365 miles*, it’s built for long journey cruising.  This is also available as an M Performance model in the BMW i4 M50.

New BMW i5

BMW i5

From: £67,695

The BMW i5 is an incredible all-round electric package that offers great performance (335 bhp) as well as an exceptionally comfortable drive for all onboard. The latest tech and luxury features make the i5 a perfect middle ground between the BMW i4 and i7. An impressive range of up to 357 miles is another great feature of the i5.

New BMW i5 M60 xDrive

BMW i5 M60 xDrive

From: £97,745

With 593 bhp and up to 315 miles of range, the new BMW i5 M60 xDrive is a fully electric saloon that blends practicality with performance similar to its ICE sibling, the M5 Competition. With instant power delivery from dual motors and xDrive, the i5 M60 xDrive is ready for anything.

New BMW i7

BMW i7

From: £101,765

The first all-electric BMW i7 saloon comes with a range of up to 382 miles* and takes luxury to the next level with options such as a large theatre screen with built-in Amazon Fire TV.

New BMW i7 M70 xDrive

BMW i7 M70 xDrive

From: £164,320

The peak of luxury with incredible electric performance, the BMW i7 M70 changes the game and deservingly earns its place as the flagship model. The i7 M70's 650 bhp and 1,100 Nm speaks for itself - truly mind-blowing performance capable of 0-62 mph in only 3.7 seconds

New BMW iX

BMW iX

From: £70,985

The BMX iX is a luxury BMW Electric SUV. Fitted with high-tech features and superior interior comfort, this five-seater is powered by two electric motors and is fast; 0-62mph is under five seconds.

New BMW iX1

BMW iX1

From: £46,205

The iX1 is a new member of the BMW electric car family, an entry-level SUV model with a driving range of up to 272 miles*.

New BMW iX2

BMW iX2

From: £57,445

The BMW iX2 is a Sports Activity Coupé and the newest member of the BMWi range. The striking SUV-Coupé features powerful M Sport Exterior styling and boasts an impressive range of up to 267 miles.

New BMW iX3

BMW iX3

From: £65,160

The BMW iX3 is a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) - the brand’s first all-electric SAV model. With a panoramic sunroof as standard, and front kidney grille, the exterior design is impressive – as is the 270-mile driving range*.

How do BMW Electric Cars Work?

Unlike plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), a pure electric BMW doesn’t have a combustion engine to help power it. It only needs an electric engine, or motor so it is a more simple car mechanically. How it works is this.

When the car is connected to the grid via a charger, the battery pack is powered up. The electricity is stored in the batteries, it’s then used to power the electric motor. The motor delivers propulsion, turning the wheels – and acceleration is virtually instant.

When the batteries in a BMW electric car are depleted, they need to be recharged again to restore the energy. The majority of electric car drivers do their charging at home and have a home charge point fitted. So, when you come home after work for example, simply plug your BMW electric car in, and then you’ll be ready to go again the next day. You can learn more about how electric cars work in our blog.

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How to Charge your Electric BMW Car

How to Charge your Electric BMW Car

Charging your electric BMW vehicle is simple to do, with a choice of options. Charging times vary depending on the model, but also on the type of charger used.

For example, using a home charger at up to 11 kW, the new BMW iX xDrive50 can recharge its battery from empty to 100% in under 11 hours. Use a DC fast-charging station, and the BMW iX xDrive50 can charge at up to 200 kW. In just 10 minutes of charge, the car’s range can be increased by more than 75 miles. It takes under 40 minutes to increase the battery’s charge to up to 80% of its full capacity.

All BMW electric cars have a BMW charging cable provided. You can plug this in using a 3-pin socket, as you’d find at home. The cable is five metres long, so you can use a household socket, such as one located in your garage, if you have one.

As an option, you can also choose extra charging options. These are a Solo 3 Smart Home Charger, from Pod Point, and a Flexible Charger, which works with home power sockets and industrial power sockets. This delivers a charging speed of up to 11 kW. The Flexible Charger comes as standard with some new models – the BMW iX, iX3, i4.

You can also get a wallbox installed to benefit from better charging speeds. You can arrange this through BMW, who use Pod Point, its official installation partner. The installation is carried out by a certified electrician and includes a three-year warranty.

Besides looking at how you charge, it's essential to think about how much it costs to charge your electric BMW. Some electric companies offer lower rates during specific times, like when there's less demand for electricity. Our guide on BMW electric charging costs shows that you can save more than £20 this way. Don’t have a driveway? Don’t worry. As we explain in our blog here, you can still charge your EV.

In addition to home charging, there is an extensive network of public charging points available throughout the UK. Download the My BMW App among the many functions it offers, it can share all the public charging stations close to you when you’re on the road. Helpfully, it can also check the range of your BMW Electric car.

Discover more about the BMW electric car range at Dick Lovett. Our BMW dealerships are located in Bristol, Hungerford, Melksham (near Bath) and Swindon. Explore the full range of BMW hybrid and electric cars here, or call into your nearest Dick Lovett BMW dealership.

*These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. There is a new test for fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures. The electric range shown was achieved using the new test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.