2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Release and Price

Sales of long-awaited and heralded 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, starting in the last quarter of 2015. This model represents the production version of the BMW X5 eDrive concept, which was presented 2013 in Frankfurt. This model is of great importance for the Bavarian car company. Namely 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, is the first production Plug-in Hybrid model that is not part of the ‘and’ the scope of the BMW company. BMW has announced the price for this model. The starting price on the German market amounted to 68,400 euros.

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Specs

This new model, in the X5 range is extremely efficient and cost-effective Plug-In SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle), with an average fuel consumption of 3.3 liters, the total distance covered 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 77 g/km. Hybrid drive system comprises 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, electric motor, lithium-ion battery, with 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

The four-cylinder internal combustion engine, 2.0 liter, 245 horsepower and provides 350 Nm of torque. The electric motor develops 113 horsepower with 250 Nm of torque. Total or combined, output is 313 horsepower with 450 Nm of torque. With this performance, 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h.

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e rear view

With full battery capacity, the vehicle can travel 31 km, using only electricity. The maximum speed of the vehicle in such a regime, is 120 km/h. Recharging the battery takes 3 hours and 50 minutes, using a classical socket. If you use the optional BMW i Wallbox, charging takes 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Production of 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e will take place at the company’s factory on the territory of the United States. It is a factory in Spartanburg in the state of South Carolina. In the same factory already produced BMW SUV models, X3, X4, X5 and X6.

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e is set to a set of aluminum wheels, size 18”, where there are tires in size 255/55 R18. Gross vehicle weight is 2,230 kg and the volume of the cargo space is 500 liters. If a precipitate of the second row seats, load space is increased to 1,720 liters. A large cargo area is enabled good positioning of the battery. It is located under the fuel tank.

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