BMW introduces X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid

Previewed by the X5 eDrive concept, BMW has taken the wraps off the X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid production model. It represents the first plug-in hybrid model of the core BMW brand and it combines a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo engine with an electric motor, an 8-speed Steptronic transmission and a 9 kWh lithium-ion battery. The model has received 18-inch wheels shod in 255/55 R18 tires while the overall weight stands at 2,230 kg.

BMW X5 xDrive40e
BMW X5 xDrive40e

In this application, the combustion engine generates 245 HP (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque while the electric motor produces an extra 113 HP (83 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft). It enables the X5 xDrive 40e provide a combined output of 313 HP (230 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.8 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h).
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BMW says the X5 xDrive 40e can run on electric power for 19 miles (31 km) during which it can hit a limited maximum speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). When used as a hybrid, the vehicle will have an average fuel consumption of 3.4 – 3.3 liters / 100 km, with CO2 emissions standing at 78 – 77 g/km. A full recharge of the battery takes 3 hours and 50 minutes from a regular household outlet while with the optional BMW i Wallbox it takes 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Source: BMW

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