BMW hybrids have seen massive success. There’s an appetite for hybrid and electric vehicles that can deliver on both the performance and environmental fronts. Other more recent successes have been BMW crossovers. The crossovers flawlessly blend the speed and handling of a car with the practicality of an SUV. Therefore, it was inevitable that we’d soon see BMW start making hybrid crossovers.
How Many Models?
What should we expect? Well, BMW has already reserved the rights on the following model names: i1, i9, iX1 and iX9. That may seem like Roman numerals gone mad, but it really does mean something. The “i” prefix designates BMW hybrids, while the “X” prefix is used for BMW crossovers. That means we’ll see at least two BMW crossovers that are hybrids – the iX1 and iX9.
BMW has declined to comment this early, but we can confirm one thing: the upcoming X3 has been described as “X” and “i” coming together. Whether that means we’ll get an X3 and/or an iX3 might just be a matter of semantics. This information together all but confirms at least three Bimmer hybrid crossover models.
Benefits of BMW Hybrids and BMW Crossovers
The advantages of BMW hybrids are clear. Electric motors can be used for local driving such as running errands, going to nearby jobs and shuttling children from activity to activity. The appeal of BMW crossovers is blending the room and usefulness of an SUV with the agility and handling of a performance car. This makes BMW crossovers fun to drive on camping trips, road trips and family vacations.
Having the advantages of BMW crossovers combined with the responsible features of BMW hybrids will be phenomenal. It will allow the best of multiple worlds: performance and SUV, gas and electric, etc. The technology inside only boosts the driving experience, with large, responsive touch-screens and head-up displays allowing you to check important driving information without taking your eyes off the road. This is the future of luxury crossovers, and we’re excited to step into it.