BMW has officially announced its lineup for the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, which will being on the 20th of April, and the recently unveiled X5 xDrive40e will be making its public debut.
The Bavarian brand has put a stop to rumors and has officially announced the world debut of the new X5 xDrive40e at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. This will be sharing the same space with the MBW 2-Series Gran Tourer and with the redesigned 1-Series, as they will be making their Asian premieres during the same automotive event. The 6-Series range will also be introduced at the Chinese car show.
The BMW X5 plug-in hybrid will start its production soon, at the Spartanburg facility, in South Carolina, and it will be assembled along with the X3, X4, X5 and X6. The model has a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline burner under its hood, with 245 HP (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, along with a 113 HP (83 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque electric motor. The total output is 313 HP (230 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the X5 xDrive40e needs 6.8 seconds and it has an electronically limited top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). In electric mode, top speed is 120 km/h (75 mph). The average fuel consumption stands at 3.3L (83.1 mpg UK / 69.1 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions stand at 78 g/km.