The BMW 330e claimed 'Hybrid Executive Car of the Year' and BMW X5 xDrive45e ‘Hybrid Luxury SUV of the Year’ in the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards in August 2020.
What Car? named the two BMW models among its top picks in a number of buyer-friendly categories, supporting consumers who are looking to make the switch to an electrified vehicle.
“Few cars show how times are changing quite like the BMW 330e, because it isn’t just the best plug-in hybrid executive car on sale, but the best executive car full stop,” said Steve Huntingford, Editor at What Car? commenting on the 3 Series plug-in hybrid win. “In fact, no other hybrid executive car is as well rounded as the 330e” he continued.
In the Hybrid Luxury SUV category, judges were impressed by the BMW X5 xDrive45e. As the second generation X5 to be fitted with an electrified drivetrain, it now delivers best-in-class electric range. The vehicle draws on a model-specific in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine paired with fourth generation BMW eDrive technology to deliver up to 54 miles of electric-only driving. “The BMW X5 hybrid system is clever enough to juggle between petrol and electric power sources to maximise fuel economy,” added Huntingford.