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2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e detailed

The plug-in hybrid X1 will be good for more than 50km on a full charge, and outputs a combined 165kW and 385Nm from its petrol-electric powertrain.
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BMW has revealed a plug-in hybrid version of its compact X1 SUV, the xDrive25e.

Power in the X1 xDrive25e comes from a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine making 92kW and 220Nm, and an electric motor outputting 70kW and 165Nm. Combined, the two offer a peak of 165kW and 385Nm.

Top speed in pure electric mode is 130km/h, and you'll be doing 192km/h at full noise with the petrol engine cranking.

The engine is hooked up to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission, while the electric motor is hooked up to the rear wheels through a single-speed transmission.

With a 9.7kWh lithium-ion battery pack on board, the X1 is good for a claimed 55km of pure-electric motoring.

A BMW i wallbox will charge the car in just over three hours, although you can also charge at a conventional wall socket if that's more your style.

Inside, the PHEV X1 is nearly identical to the internal-combustion model. There's a button for electric mode, and unique readouts on the driver display, but it's business as usual.

That means there's an iDrive system in the middle of the dashboard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, and wireless Apple CarPlay.

Australia

BMW Australia says there are no plans to bring the 25e to our shores at this point.