If you love BMW, but you think you have to sacrifice your childhood dreams of owning one for the sake of fuel efficiency, we have great news for you. BMW has a number of incredible electric and hybrid electric cars in their lineup, which means you can get all of the signature BMW quality you really want, with the emissions-reducing, fuel-saving, electric and hybrid technology you’re looking for. There are several BMW electric vehicles to choose from, so finding one that meets your driving needs and budget is simple.This means you can get the legendary BMW luxury you love with the efficiency you crave. Find the BMW electric car of your dreams today at East Bay BMW.


There aren’t many cars out there that can compete with a BMW 5 Series sedan. A mid-sized model that oozes sophistication and grace, the 5 Series is available with a powerful gas-powered engine, or as a hard-to-beat plug-in hybrid, the 530e iPerformance.

The 2019 BMW 530e iPerformance is powered by a combination of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a plug-in electric motor, for a total system output of 248 horsepower and an electric-only range of around 30 miles. Add in the fact that it comes with standard technology that includes adaptive LED headlights, Apple CarPlay, and BMW emergency services, and you have a vehicle that’s the perfect blend of high-end luxury and electric efficiency.


A member of the perennially popular BMW 3 Series sedan family, the 330e is a well-round hybrid model for drivers looking for the style and innovation of a classy BMW sedan, with the efficiency they crave. It uses the 3 Series standard, gas-powered, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and pairs it with an electric motor, for a combine total system output of 248 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Plus, it comes with all the same, great features as the base 3 Series sedans, including push-button start, automatic climate control, and the BMW iDrive infotainment system.


Classy and sophisticated, the BMW 7 Series is a statement of tradition and luxury. The hybrid sedan version for this model is the BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance. For model year 2019, it’s powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to produce 322 horsepower. The xDrive in the title also indicates that this is an all-wheel drive model, which gives you a certain level of confidence and peace of mind when navigating wet or slippery roads.


The BMW X Series is the carmaker’s line of luxury SUVs and crossovers, and the BMW X5 is one of the most popular models in the series. A midsized SUV, the X5 40e can have either two rows or three rows of seating (with capacity for either five or seven passengers), and comes with standard xDrive, the BMW all-wheel drive system. It’s a plug-in hybrid model as well, with a rear air suspension and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas / electric combo powertrain.


The BMW i3 electric vehicle features a higher capacity battery, so you can charge the vehicle in as little as six hours. What’s even better? Its range has been extended by 30 percent, so you can travel farther on the San Jose roadways without having to stop and recharge. Because of its lightweight construction, the BMW i3 electric car takes less power to move, which translates to enhanced maneuverability and efficiency. Although the i3 is conveniently compact, that doesn’t mean that the cabin is cramped. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The B-pillar was removed and the seats are carefully positioned to optimize interior space as much as possible.


The plug-in hybrid electric BMW i8 Coupe and Roadster let you repurpose energy while behind the wheel in Dublin. BMW Navigation is included as a standard feature to help you get where you need to go with ease. The i8 Coupe comes equipped with a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine and an eDrive motor capable of producing 141 hp. The two systems combine to deliver 369 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The i8 Roadster offers similar specs. The appearance of the latest plug-in hybrid electric BMW i8 is just as impressive as its performance. Features like 20” BMW i Jet Black wheels and the exclusive E-Copper Metallic exterior finish with Frozen Gray highlights are sure to stand out on the roadways of San Francisco.


BMW set the standard for quality and luxury decades ago, and they continue to produce innovative, state-of-the-art vehicles to this day. This includes new technologies, hybrid cars, and electric vehicles. Stop by and visit us soon to see for yourself what makes a BMW electric car the best choice for your efficiency-conscious wishes.