BMW’s first plug-in hybrid X5 makes its world debut today. The new BMW X5 xDrive40e comes to market to compete in a fast growing segment and opens the doors for future BMW SUV hybrids.
313 horsepower and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque
Permanent all-wheel drive and the BMW EfficientDynamics eDrive technology endow the BMW X5 xDrive40e with sensational sportiness and supreme poise on the one hand and outstanding efficiency on the other. The vehicle comes with a total system output of 230 kW/313 hp generated by a four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a synchronous electric motor.
The Lithium-ion high-voltage battery has 96 cells and a capacity of 9.0 kWh. The electric motor produces 113 horsepower.
This allows the luxury X5 hybrid model to deliver a remarkable performance. The car accelerates from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 6.8 seconds. This is accomplished thanks to a max torque of 184lb-ft available from 0 rpm from the electric motor. Top speed is electronically limited to 130mph (210mph) or 75mph (130km/h) when running on electric power.