The latest member of its family of sports vehicles, BMW presents its new BMW X5 xDrive45e. A plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X5, it is the second generation of one of the most popular BMWs on the market today.
The BMW X5 xDrive45e is a very low emission vehicle which, depending on where you live, may provide additional benefits such as lane access for owners of alternatively powered vehicles.
The southern accent is integrated with this new vehicle
The new xDrive45e is built at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It is BMW's largest global production plant and also the site of the German marque's high-voltage battery assembly area. It is also responsible for powering the X5 xDrive45e and the BMW X3 xDrive30e.
Here is the presentation of this vehicle in English:
Power for the new X5 comes from a new 3.0-liter TwinPower 6-cylinder turbocharged internal combustion engine and generator set. It replaces a turbocharged 2.0-liter TwinPower from the previous generation X5 model. The combined power of the new transmission is 389 horsepower. That's an increase of 81 horsepower over the previous version, with a torque boost of 111 lb-ft, bringing the new one to 443 lb-ft of torque.
Double the battery power
The high voltage battery of the X5 goes from 12 kWh to 24 kWh. As a result, the electric-only mileage jumps from 22 km to an estimated range of 48 km. The maximum speed in battery-only world climbs from 120 km / h to 135 km / h.
The new battery system is positioned in the lower part of the body of the X5. Its location helps minimize battery intrusion into the cab and cargo area with minimal movement.