Are you currently shopping for an electric or hybrid vehicle in Freehold, NJ? As you can probably tell, there are many more options than there were even five years ago. The reason behind this surge in eco-friendly vehicles is that many automakers are churning out more choices for drivers to consider. The BMW brand has been busy on this front. Two of the intriguing options they have in their electric/hybrid lineups are the BMW X3 Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) and the BWM X5 PHEV. Both of these vehicles have a lot to offer drivers who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint with their next purchase or lease.

The BMW X3 PHEV vs the BMW X5 PHEV

Both the BMW X3 PHEV and BMW X5 PHEV use the same electric/hybrid technology. Each vehicle runs on its electric motor until the range has expired. The BMW X3 PHEV has an all-electric range of 17 miles, while the BMW X5 PHEV has an all-electric range of 30 miles. If you are behind the wheel of an X3 PHEV, you get a standard 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that puts out 228 horsepower. Meanwhile, the BWM X5 PHEV is powered by a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine and an electric motor that delivers 389 horsepower.

Buyers of these two vehicles may also want to know that, while both vehicles come standard with five-passenger seating, the BWM X5 PHEV comes available with seating for up to seven passengers.

Why Would Someone Choose a Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle?

There are many reasons why car shoppers might find themselves drawn to a plug-in hybrid vehicle. First, they are much better for the environment. The BWM X3 PHEV and the BMW X5 PHEV can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Being in the driver's seat of these vehicles can also allow you to have a much more commuter-friendly experience.

In addition to the environmental and practical benefits, it is also noteworthy to point out that performance doesn't suffer. You can still get plenty of acceleration and capability when you choose these vehicles. Charging is also easy. Both of the BMW PHEV options come standard with an Occasional Use Cable that can be plugged into any outlet.

Have Questions? Contact BMW of Freehold

BMW of Freehold, in Freehold, NJ, knows that you may have a lot of questions about these vehicles. Feel free to get in touch with one of our sales consultants to get all of your questions answered, or to schedule a test drive today.

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