BMW has launched a new plug-in hybrid version of their X5 SUV, the BMW BMW X5 XDrive40e which comes with a two litre petrol engine and an electric motor.
The BMW X5 XDrive40e features a 2.0 litre four cylinder engine with twin turbos and and an electric motor that gives the SUV a total power output of 313HP.
According to BMW the BMW X5 XDrive40e features a 0 to 62 miles per hour time of 6.8 seconds and it has a range of 31km on its electric motor.
The use of BMW eDrive technology for exceptionally efficient performance as well as all-electric mobility with zero tailpipe emissions as and when required ushers in a whole new form of commanding driving experience in a sports activity vehicle. At the same time, the BMW X5 xDrive40e reaps the benefits of the technology and know-how transferred from the debut of the BMW i cars. The BMW i8 blazes a trail for sustainable driving pleasure with plug-in hybrid drive power, which can now also be enjoyed for the first time in a model from the BMW core brand.
You can find out more details about the new BMW X5 XDrive40e over at BMW at the link below, the car will launch later this year, as yet there are no details on pricing.