WHAT IS THE BMW "i" Series?

What is the "i" behind the renowned BMW i series? BMW Gallery of Norwood Dives Deep

Ingenuity, innovation, inspiration. All three of these words can embody the meaning of the definitive BMW i series, but the thought process behind this inspiring step in innovative, eco-friendly automotive runs much deeper than that. Beginning with a simple goal of pushing the envelope and redefining the performance and styling of the electric vehicles we see out on the roads today, the awe-inspiring and futuristic models we arrive at with the BMW i3 and BMW i8 show the limitless potential for undeniable achievements. These are some of the reasons the BMW i Series has carved its own lane and distinguished itself in unprecedented greatness, as settling into the norms and fearing the unknown simply aren't in the cards for this defined collection of vehicles.


Features and Capabilities of the BMW i3 and i8

So where does this futuristic innovation all come from? With both the BMW i3 and i8, it begins in a manufacturing automotive plant in Leipzig, Germany, where these models come together. All in all, production of the BMW i3 uses 50 percent less energy and 70 percent less water, highlighting the idea that extra resources aren't a requirement to reach new heights and achieve the unthinkable.

Designed with carbon fiber reinforced plastic for inspiring performance yet a lighter, sleeker feel, both the BMW i3 and i8 utilize eDrive technology and a BMW Lifedrive architectural structure to ascend to that next level. The result? The BMW i8 has the ability to churn out 420 Pound-feet of torque and the BMW i3 can hit 30 miles per hour from a resting stop in just 3.5 seconds, shocking capabilities when you consider what you previously thought was possible in a true hybrid and electric vehicle, respectively.

BMW: Always Striving to See What's Next with eDrive Technology and the BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW engineers, through a sheer willingness to strive towards the newest innovations and most cutting-edge ways of doing things, have come up with plenty of brilliant, award-winning concepts over the years. Take the highly versatile, technologically advanced SAV, or the xDrive all-wheel-drive present in a number of different models today. These concepts arose from the blending of open minds and a common pursuit of perfection, much like the most recently developed BMW EfficientDynamics eDrive technology. So with all of these incredible concepts spread across the model lineup and influencing the way you experience luxury automotive today, the idea then became- can we blend these all together into one unique, unparalleled package? With the BMW X5 xDrive 40e, the answer for drivers in Norwood, Needham, Milton, Sharon & "Serving Greater Boston" has never been clearer.

Defining the "e" in eDrive Technology

Before discussing just how these different visions all work simultaneously together in ways unlike ever before, it's important to go over the "e" designation in BMW eDrive and what this system is all about. Continuously looking for ways to be more efficient, technologically innovative and environmentally friendly, BMW produced eDrive technology, with three different main pillars included in the respective models. These include a synchronous electric motor, a lithium-ion high-performance battery that fuels the motor and intelligent energy management.  Available in a number of BMW plug-in hybrid and electric models today, this technology found a way of enhancing both performance and efficiency, two aspects of driving that tend to clash profusely. The result? BMW eDrive technology, the driving force of a new future in the way we experience commuting.

Bringing it All Together with the BMW X5 xDrive40e

For the first time ever, BMW has found a way of combining these three major achievements into one brilliant, seamlessly integrated package. The BMW X5 xDrive40e is designed very much in similar fashion to the renowned SAV, so you can expect it to overachieve in pretty much every area. It also is equipped with the BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system, for a mastering of roadside traction and profound stability throughout. Finally, it includes BMW EfficientDynamics eDrive technology, combining the celebrated 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine with the aforementioned electric motor and lithium battery for a new level of dynamic performance and efficiency unlike what you're used to.

This makes the BMW X5 xDrive40e perfect for Massachusetts drivers who enjoy driving an SAV, but would also cherish more control on the seasonal roads and an even more innovative way of getting around. Interested in learning more? Give us a call or stop in to BMW Gallery of Norwood today.

Experience a Hybrid, Electric Car in Norwood, Massachusetts

For a luxurious, altogether new experience in a true hybrid and next-level electric vehicle, drivers in Norwood, Needham, Milton, Sharon & serving Greater Boston need to embrace the cutting edge proficiency of the BMW i Series at BMW Gallery of Norwood today. For more details on the true hybrid and electric options we currently have available or will have available in the near future, feel free to give us a call or stop in at your earliest convenience. We look forward to reviewing these inspiring vehicles with you.


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