BMW X5 xDrive40e is preparing for Shanghai debut image

BMW is getting ready to officially present the new X5 xDrive40e during the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, next month.

The BMW X5 plug-in hybrid, or the xDrive40e as it has been officially named, will be officially introduced at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, next month, and the images posted below stand proof. The model in question will be put together at the Spartanburg facility, in South Carolina, along with the X3, X4, X5 and X6, and it is carrying a 9 kWh lithium-ion battery which can be fully recharged in 3 hours and 50 minutes from a regular household or in 2 hours and 45 minutes with the optional BMW i Wallbox.

The BMW X5 xDrive40e has a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine under its hood, producing 245 HP (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, backed up by an electric motor, generating 113 HP (83 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. The total output produced by the assembly stands at 313 HP (230 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque and it is enough to allow it to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds and to go up to an electronically limited top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). Top speed on electric mode is 120 km/h (75 mph) and the range in this case stands at up to 31 km (19 miles). The average fuel consumption is 3.3 – 3.4L / 100 km (83.1 – 85.6 mpg UK / 69.1 – 71.2 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions stop at 78 g/km.

Source: BMW Motor Show Blog