BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid revealed with a combined output of 313bhp

BMW X5 xDrive40e is company’s first non i-badged plug-in hybrid production car, featuring permanent all-wheel drive and the BMW EfficientDynamics eDrive technology.

The X5 xDrive40e is a production version of the X5 eDrive concept unveiled back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and now in production form is here with little updates.

The eDrive technology in the xDrive40e features a 245bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, 113bhp synchronous electric motor, 9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an eight-speed Steptronic gearbox.

Combined power output is 313bhp and 332 lb-ft of torque, taking the 2,330kg SUV from 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 130mph. In purely EV mode the top speed is 75mph and range up to 19 miles.

All this results in a ver impressive combined fuel consumption of 83.1 – 85.6mpg, a combined electricity consumption of 15.4 – 15.3 kWh over the same distance and CO2 emissions at 78 – 77 grams per kilometre.

As the battery has been installed underneath the trunk, the big SUV has a generous cargo capacity ranging between 500 to 1,720 liters.

The lithium-ion battery can be fully recharged in 3 hours and 50 minutes when using a regular household outlet or in 2 hours and 45 minutes when using the optional BMW i Wallbox.

The production will take place at BMW’s Spartanburg factory in South Carolina where they also put together other X models like the X5, X3, X4 and X6 models.

2015 BMW X5 xDrive40e display 2

2015 BMW X5 xDrive40e display

2015 BMW X5 xDrive40e interior

2015 BMW X5 xDrive40e trunk

2015 BMW X5 xDrive40e front

2015 BMW X5 xDrive40e rear

2015 BMW X5 xDrive40e side

 


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