All new BMW X5 xDrive 45e
Forget what you know about sports activity vehicles, the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) has been redesigned and rebuilt from the wheels up and has new levels of luxury, connectivity and performance.
With up to 54miles of pure electric range and going from zero to 62 mph in just 5.6 seconds, the enhanced BMW X5 xDrive45e Plug-In Hybrid will make adventures even more thrilling
“Is a plug-in hybrid up to the job in a car the size of an X5?
In a word, yes. BMW has upped the battery size from the previous gen car, going from a miserly 9kWh to a much beefier 24kWh (twice the size you’ll find in either the 330e or 530e), and in the process this fourth-gen battery takes the e-only range to a little over 50 miles.
“The new BMW X5 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has gained two extra cylinders yet somehow become more economical (officially) and more BIK tax-efficient at the same time.”Autocar review
“The way the world is going, you just know that combustion engines are living on borrowed time. And if you're not quite ready to go for a full electric vehicle (EV), the chances are that a hybrid car is a good stepping stone. And the new BMW X5 45e is a particularly good example of the breed - it's a full plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or PHEV for short.”Car Magazine review
“After years of engine downsizing, BMW's decision to replace its four-cylinder X5 40e with an inline six-powered 45e is welcome news. Not just because this is now a hybrid with a more powerful, sweeter-sounding motor, but because it also offers greater fuel economy, extended electric range and lower CO2, thanks to accompanying improvements in battery technology. It also means that for the first time, BMW's hybrid X5 mixes genuine driver appeal with broader efficiency claims - which immediately feels like a winning combination.”PistonHeads review