2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Specs, Price, Release Date – This is not the first plug-in hybrid BMW, the German firm already offering the i8 supercar. But the SUV will be much more versatile and more affordable … (obviously, BMW and hybrid force, the invoice will be salty but away from the sports € 145,000). Presented shortly after the Q7 e-tron , 40th 2016 BMW X5 xDrive adopts a very different mechanical assembly. While the Audi combines its electric supply to a diesel V6, BMW opts for a four-cylinder petrol engine. With TwinPower Turbo technology, which develops 245 hp 2.0. The electric motor integrated in the gearbox 8-speed Steptronic delivers a maximum power of 83 kilowatts or 113 hp. In aggregate, the X5 gets the most out 313 hp with a torque which peaks at 450 Nm. What from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds. Not bad for a vehicle that weighs 2.3 tons!
The lithium-ion battery pack consists of 96 cells with a total capacity of 9 kWh. It is placed under the chest.The volume of the latter remains at a good level (500 liters, with a maximum value of 1.720 liters). Three operating modes are available for the powertrain. In “Auto eDrive”, the car is interacting both engines in the most efficient way possible. Clearly, the 40th X5 soars into electrical and thermal block wakes up to 70 km / h or during hard acceleration. In “MAX eDrive”, only the electric advancing the car with a speed limited to 120 km / h max. BMW announced a range of 31 km. In practice, it should be around 20 km, which is already significant for commuting. Finally, “Save Battery”, the driver wants to keep the charge level of the battery for use later electrical. As the name suggests, 2016 BMW X5 xDrive is always equipped with xDrive AWD.
The charging socket is located in front of the driver’s door. Using a household outlet, it takes about 4 hours to refuel. BMW is proposing to install a specific wall terminal sends down time at 2:45. Aesthetically, nothing really distinguishes this X5 other models in the range, except of course some monograms. On board, only the instrumentation and menus of the multimedia system have been revised to adapt to the hybrid operation. The variable damping control and rear air suspension are standard.
2016 BMW X5 xDrive Price and Release Date
The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive will go on sale in September. It will not be given, with a rate in excess of € 100,000. With C02 emissions of 77 g / km, it will not benefit the hybrid plug-in bonus of € 4,000 but the hybrid bonus “classic” of € 2,000.