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225xe battery check 7.7kWh or 10kWh

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Topic: 225xe battery check 7.7kWh or 10kWh
Posted By: Jamie007
Subject: 225xe battery check 7.7kWh or 10kWh
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2021 at 11:14am

I’ve just purchased a 69 plate BMW 225xe iPerformance Sport Active Tourer from a dealership. It was originally registered in January 2020 and before I purchased the car I asked to ensure that it was the new 10kWh version; and was told ‘yes’.

I picked up the car last night but would like to somehow verify this. Is there anyway I can check?? Nothing in the documentation confirms the actual battery capacity fitted that I can see.

It’s already driven 5k miles and the indicator suggests the battery range is 25 miles on a full charge. If I consider the outside temp is around 7 degrees this feels ok however I just worry that  the garage might have reset the battery efficiency information and that this is actually a fully charged 7.7kWh version that has yet to calculate the real world range! 

I’m perhaps being over sceptical but would just like piece of mind before it’s too late and I can’t go back to the dealership. I’ve looked up the co2/kg levels on the tax website (I don’t have the new V5 yet) and it states 42; which I think is within the range of the 10kWh version but it’s hard to find anything conclusive. 

Any help or advice on if there is somewhere on the cars itself that I can access and check would be much appreciated!


Posted By: Robert
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2021 at 4:56pm
The press blurb for the newer 10kWh battery is a range of just over 30 miles so my guess is that yours is only the 7.7kWh. And to back that up, who would ever trust what a used car sales person says?

When I bought my last vehicle I commented on the DPF. The salesman did not correct me but then I already knew that that model year did not have the dreaded DPF fitted.

Posted By: rpennington
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2021 at 5:10pm
I thought about getting the f30 330e to try some other engine version for a change, as i have had a petrol E46 323i, E90 325d & now a F30 335d. After being told the electric range was about 30 miles, I decided against it,as that is just rubbish.

If the DPF is removed from a vehicle now it is an mot failure


1999 E46 323i se Saloon - sold
2011 E90 325d msport - sold
2014 F30 335d xdrive msport

Posted By: Jamie007
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2021 at 5:34pm
Thanks. The expected range is 32 miles but that’s the WLTP rating; which is always going to be overstated. 

I’ve looked in to it a bit more and managed to check the co2 level on the vehicle tax registrar at It’s states that’s it’s registered as 42 g/km which is the 10kWh version as the 7.7kWh version was 57 g/Km, so is hopefully all ok. 

I’ll put the 25 miles down to outside temperature and the impact this has on the batteries. Looking at other forums the 7.7kWh started off at about 17 miles 

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