At last, BMW’s all-new X5 xDrive40e PHEV crossover arrived with same looks as the standard model but with a new technology that offers a low fuel consumption. According to BMW, the X5 xDrive40e uses a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 245 hp and 258 lb-ft or 350 Nm of torque, as well as an electric motor that generates an additional 113 hp (83 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque.
The total output delivered by the hybrid powertrain is 313 hp (230 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. The vehicle is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 130 mph or 210 km/h. Using just the electric motor and the energy stored in the 9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the X5 xDrive40e has a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h), while the all-electric range is up to 19 miles or 31 km.
The battery can be fully recharged in 3 hours and 50 minutes when using a regular household and in just 2 hours and 45 minutes when using the optional BMW I Wallbox. The engine is bolted to an 8-speed Steptronic gearbox, average fuel consumption is 3.3 – 3.4 l/100 km (83.1 – 85.6 UK mpg or 69.1 – 71.2 US mpg), while CO2 emissions are just 78 grams per km.
The Bavarian manufacturer says that the high-voltage battery is stored underneath the luggage compartment floor and it is well protected in case of a crash. Despite the fact that the battery is found underneath, the X5 xDrive40e offers 500 – 1,720 litres of luggage space.
Just like any other hybrid model, the BMW X5 xDrive40e offers Comfort, Sport and Eco Pro driving modes, as well as the Max eDrive mode that enables the vehicle to run purely on electric power. As standard, the new PHEV comes with Navigation system Professional, auxiliary heating and ventilation system, but also with the Adaptive Suspension Package Comfort including rear air suspension and Dynamic Damper Control.
As an option, BMW offers the Design Pure Experience and Pure Excellence packages for the exterior and interior, but also the M Sport Package and the bespoke features from BMW Individual.