BMW iPerformance models



Impressively dynamic and entirely free of local emissions when driving purely in electric mode, BMW iPerformance models show just what is possible. Thanks to the electric synchronous motors, the 330e, 530e, X5 xDrive40e and 740e offer remarkable driving dynamics with tremendous torque.

BMW iPerformance cars have three different drive modes that allow the driver to significantly influence the car's actual energy consumption (the driver's individual style also has an impact on consumption).

In AUTO eDRIVE mode, the intelligent BMW EfficientDynamics system determines the most efficient combination of electric motor and combustion engine depending on the driving speed and the battery charging status.

This mode is divided into two phases: If the battery charging status is between 12% and 100%, you can drive in purely electric mode. At higher speeds or with more demanding requirements, the petrol engine switches on automatically. 

In MAX eDRIVE mode, you can enjoy purely electric driving, with zero emissions. At higher speeds or when the acceleration potential has been exhausted, the combustion engine switches on automatically.

When the battery charging status is low, SAVE BATTERY / BATTERY CONTROL mode enables it to be charged by the engine or allows the charging status to be maintained. In this way, the driver can save the battery capacity for purely electric driving.

BMW Navigation System iPerformance


Once a destination has been entered into the navigation system, predictive energy management analyses the planned route using constant data such as speed limits and real time information on the current traffic status. In this way, the system uses the purely electric driving mode efficiently, and on routes for which it is most beneficial.

BMW TwinPower Turbo four cylinder petrol engine


A high output BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and a high efficiency eDrive electric motor are the driving forces behind BMW iPerformance models.