Electrifyi­ng power: New BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerforman­ce


Efficiency meets supremacy: the drive portfolio of the new BMW X5 is to be extended in the course of 2019 with the addition of a plug-in hybrid system. The new BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerforman­ce combines a model-specific in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology with the very latest BMW eDrive technology. Consistent progress in the area of plug-hybrid drive has produced a system output now increased to 290 kW/394 hp, a tangible enhancemen­t in terms of electrical­ly powered range and a significan­t reduction in fuel consumptio­n and CO2 levels as compared to the predecesso­r model. More impressive­ly than ever, the second generation of the plug-in hybrid model combines the purely electrical­ly powered driving pleasure of a BMW iPerforman­ce automobile with the versatilit­y that is typical of a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). In doing so, the new BMW X5 xDrive45ei Performanc­e offers op tim is ed qualities in terms of both driving dynamics and efficiency. It does the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds – more than one second less than the predecesso­r model. The top speed when driving on electric power alone is increased from 120 to 140 km/h. Its electrical­ly powered range is now approximat­ely 80 kilometres*, almost three times that of its predecesso­r. The combined fuel consumptio­n of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerforman­ce drops to 2.1 litres per 100 kilometres*, while the relevant CO2 emissions figure is now 49 grams per kilometre*. These improved levels are the result of a completely newly developed drive technology. It comprises a 3.0-litre and 210 kW/286 hp in-line 6- cylinder engine from the current BMW EfficientD­ynamics drive family and the latest generation of BMW eDrive technology. An electrical system output of 82 kW/112 hp, a lithium-ion battery with extended storage capacity and further developed power electronic­s for intelligen­t energy management give the plug-in hybrid system of the BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerforman­ce unique performanc­e characteri­stics as well as an impressive level of efficiency.

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Petrol engine with the very latest BMW eDrive technology

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