BMW has officially announced that the production of BMW X5 xDrive40e will uses model of X5 eDrive concept. BMW X5 xDrive40e will be the first plug-in hybrid car of BMW outside the division of i such as version of i3 and i8 . As i told before that BMW X5 xDrive40e will use model of X5 eDrive concept which firstly shown 2 years ago at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, this car will give many surprises for those who love hybrid car, so just read this article and all images until finish.
Let’s check from engine first, this car equipped with 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that able to generate power of 245 hp turbo and 350 Nm of torque. As a plug-in hybrid car, this engine also combined with electric motor with power of 113 hp and 250 Nm of torque along with lithium-ion battery 9 kWh. So, from this combination, engine can produce total of 313 hp power and 450 Nm of torque, it sounds interesting isn’t it?
If BMW X5 xDrive40e only uses electric power, this car able to cover a distance of 31 miles at a maximum speed of 120 km / h, while for fuel consumption is about 29.4 to 30.3 km/liter. Lithium-ion battery 9 kWh can be recharged about 3 hours 50 minutes if we use regular electrical outlet, meanwhile if we use electric power from BMW i Wallbox only need about 2 hours 45 minutes.