BMW X5 xDrive40e – Charging Video

JUL 29 2015 BY STAFF 2

It's As Simple As Plugging It In

It’s As Simple As Plugging It In

BMW releases a video highlighting the charging process of the new BMW X5 xDrive40e.

The first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand is a Sports Activity Vehicle.

With a total system output of 230 kW/313 hp generated by a four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a synchronous electric motor, the BMW X5 xDrive40e achieves a combined fuel consumption of 3.4 – 3.3 liters per 100 kilometers (83.1 – 85.6 mpg imp) and a combined electricity consumption of 15.4 – 15.3 kWh over the same distance. CO2 emissions come in at 78 – 77 grams per kilometer (figures according to EU test cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles, may vary depending on the tire format specified).

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Ok, filmed in Germany but edited in America? I didn’t hear any English Accent.

If it takes 4 hours to recharge 20 miles then it is a whopping 5 miles per hour.

Its a larger vehicle than most PHEV’s so I’m guessing 3.0 kw tops, since this is 4 1/2 amps with a Mennekes connector. It is humorous to see a refrigerator sized box providing 3000 watts. They of course could make the thing single phase only, with a 15 amp limitation would still provide 3000 watts world wide, and even at public charging docks in the states.

I don’t think it’s necessarily running on 3 phases just because it’s using the Menekes connector. It’s probably just using a single phase at 240V.

Either way, the point of this class of PHEV is that you charge overnight at home and get to work and back without burning much gas. Sounds good to me!