The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Hybrid SUV

BMW revealed their first plug-in hybrid vehicle, and it happens to be an SUV

Fitted with permanent all-wheel drive and eDrive technology, the X5 xDrive40e produces 313-hp from a four-cylinder twin turbo engine. Mated to the electric motor, this green X5 will see combined fuel consumption of 3.4 to 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres and a combined electricity consumption of 15.4 – 15.3 kWh over the same distance.

The BMW X5 xDrive40e reaps the benefits of the technology and know-how transferred from the debut of the BMW i cars. The BMW i8 blazes a trail for sustainable driving pleasure with plug-in hybrid drive power, which can now also be enjoyed for the first time in a model from the BMW core brand.

Sprinting 0-100km/h in 6.8-seconds, the BMW X5 xDrive40e finds an 8-speed transmission drawing energy from the lithium-ion battery, which also supplies power to the low-voltage battery for the 12V electrical system aboard the BMW X5 xDrive40e via a voltage transformer. It can be recharged by connecting to any standard domestic power socket or a BMW i Wallbox, as well as at public charging stations.

To save space the high-voltage battery is housed underneath the luggage compartment floor, where it is also particularly well protected in the event of a crash. With 500 – 1,720 litres of luggage space, a three-part folding rear backrest and a luxuriously designed interior, the BMW X5 xDrive40e offers versatility associated with a large sports activity vehicle but blended with a more exclusive ambience.

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