BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid going to Shanghai Motor Show image

The recently unveiled BMW X5 xDrive40e, the plug-in hybrid, will be officially presented to the public in a month’s time, during the 2015th edition of the Shanghai Motor Show.

The brand new BMW X5 xDrive40e will become a 2016 model year as this will be officially presented to the public, in a premiere, at the Shanghai Motor Show, and it will then be brought to other automotive events across the globe, in order to be promoted, but it will go on sale right after the Chinese event. The plug-in hybrid version of the SUV will be produced at the Spartanburg facility, in South Carolina, where the X3, the X4, the X5 and the X6 are also being produced.

The BMW X5 xDrive40e has a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine, rated at 245 HP (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, backed up by an electric motor, with 113 HP (83 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, and a 9 kWh lithium-ion battery. The total output produced by this stands at 313 HP (230 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration made in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph), which is electronically limited. There have been no pricing details on the plug-in hybrid version X5 announced at this time but if you want to find out more about it, you can check it out here.