BMW X5 xDrive40e At 2015 Auto Shanghai – Photos & Videos

APR 21 2015 BY MARK KANE 4

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW unveiled at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show the X5 xDrive40e.  The automaker is probably counting on strong sales of this model in China.

The first non-i plug-in hybrid from BMW should arrive in the US this fall at an unknown price.

Quick specs:

  • total system output of 230 kW/313 hp
  • 2.0L four-cylinder petrol engine 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • ≈80 kW synchronous electric motor
  • 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds
  • 130 mph top speed (75 miles per hour in all-electric mode)
  • 9.0 kWh battery
  • 13 miles of all-electric range
  • fuel consumption of 3.4 – 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres (83.1 – 85.6 mpg imp) and a combined electricity consumption of 15.4 – 15.3 kWh
BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

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4 Comments on "BMW X5 xDrive40e At 2015 Auto Shanghai – Photos & Videos"

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BMW want to sell cars with propeller shaft ? Learn from Mitsubishi…

The “China compliance” PHEVs are really all coming in a bit disappointing with regard to their range and, likely, performance when in Electric mode. They will, however, result in HUGE gains in terms of lifetime mileage averages for most of their owners. Still, it looks like we’ll be waiting (again) for the “next generation” to see bigger battery packs. The challenge between now and then will be the percentage of folks that bother with this kind of PHEVs. GM increased the range in Volt 2.0 because Volt 1.0 owners clamored for it as their number one request. However, there are over 75K Volt 1.0 owners out there to voice a strong opinion. Will the X5 PHEV be a strong seller relative to the other X5 derivatives – somehow, I doubt it which leaves it as a tiny niche w/o much of a voice. At least Audi appears to be proving some half-decent range in the SUV segment. GM surely has to be looking at the Voltec style drivetrain for a small SUV, but I’m guessing they are playing that very close to the chest (perhaps they don’t want to stifle Volt 2.0 sales and further wants to see if Volt… Read more »

I think the China mandate will actually do wonders to EV adoption. Once you get people into the door of buying a plug in, which is a new concept – the rest is following a cost curve as batteries get better.

The future is $100/kWh in less than 10 years. If you believe that, it is easy to be convinced the main barrier is psychological, not technical.

A 9 kWh battery pack. A claimed 13 miles of electric range.

Meh.

Bring on the 150+ mile range EVs!