All the Legendary BMW Luxury You Love, with the Efficiency You Crave

At East Bay BMW, we know our customers grew up wanting a topnotch BMW, but a recent crop of environmentally-friendly electric and hybrid vehicles is competing for their attention.

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 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.

Unique, eye-catching, and electric, the BMW i3 is a compact hatchback that makes a visual and environmental impact. The current collection of i3 models we have available come with a driving range of around 114 miles before they need to be recharged.

If you prefer a little more range, you can also get the i3 with a gas-powered range extender. This comes from a 0.6-liter two-cylinder gasoline generator, which means you have a little more wiggle room for travel if you aren't near a charging station in the Fremont - Pleasanton area.

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.

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.

Where the BMW 530e iPerformance is classy, and the BMW i3 is quirky and fun, the 2018 BMW i8 is a stunner. A two-door convertible or a two-door coupe, this car is powered by a plug-in hybrid combination, comprised of a 141-horsepower electric motor and a 228-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine. With a total system output of 369 horsepower and an electric-only range of 18 miles, this remarkable car is guaranteed to get stares wherever it travels, while giving you the utmost comfort and pampering behind the wheel.

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.

Find Your Perfect Electric or Hybrid BMW in Pleasanton

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.