The production version of the X5 eDrive Concept, the X5 xDrive40e, has been officially unveiled, over the web for the moment.
After showing us the Z4 GTLM, BMW has also pulled the wraps off the new X5 xDrive40e, which is basically the production version of the X5 eDrive Concept, which was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, back in 2013. The model in question is a plug-in hybrid, which is basically the company’s first one which isn’t badged as an “i” and it will be produced at the Spartanburg facility, in South Carolina, along with the X3, X4, X5 and X6.
The vehicle is taking its power from a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline burner, which is backed up by an electric motor and a 9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The internal combustion unit is rated at 245 HP (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, while the electric motor is generating 113 HP (83 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft), to a combined output of 313 HP (230 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).
From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the model needs 6.8 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h (130 mph). The limited top speed on electric power, for which it can travel up to 31 km (19 miles), is 120 km/h (75 mph). The average fuel consumption of the BMW X5 xDrive40e stands at 3.3 – 3.4L / 100 km (83.1 – 85.6 mpg UK / 69.1 – 71.2 mpg US), while emitting 78 g/km of CO2.
The cargo capacity of the vehicle stands at 500 liters and it can expand to 1,720 liters with its rear seats folded, thanks to the battery installed underneath the trunk. This can be fully recharged in 3 hours and 50 minutes from a regular household or in 2h and 45m from the optional BMW i Wallbox. More details on the model, including its pricing, are limited at this time.