BMW X5 xDrive40e Priced From 68,400 Euros ($76,925) in Germany

JUL 5 2015 BY STAFF 16

In the fall of this year, the first BMW X5 plug-in hybrid will be launched worldwide. In Germany, the economical BMW X5 xDrive40e will sell for 68,400 Euros ($76,925 USD), slightly more expensive than the 313 horsepower BMW X5 xDrive40d.

Looking at the performance figures, the plug-in hybrid is at the same level as the X5 xDrive30d (diesel), which is already available from 60,100 euros.

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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.

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BMW X5 xDrive40e

Early preliminary estimates put US EPA mileage estimates at 55 MPGe. The BMW X5 xDrive40e needs 6.8 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h. This is accomplished thanks to a max torque of 184lb-ft available from 0 rpm from the electric motor. Top speed is electronically limited to 130mph (210mph) or 75mph (130km/h) when running on electric power.

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BMW X5 xDrive40e

Shortly after the market launch of the BMW X5 xDrive40e, the BMW 330e (F30 LCI) , the BMW 740E / 740Le (G11, G12) and a corresponding version of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will also join the plug-in hybrids family.

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16 Comments on "BMW X5 xDrive40e Priced From 68,400 Euros ($76,925) in Germany"

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I googled a battery capacity of 9kWh, so 30 miles aer?

The question is, is that useable or total capacity? Also keep in mind the larger size of the vehicle. So I’m thinking we’ll be lucky if the EPA rates it at 20 miles.

Damm BMW is unable to produce good PHEVs like Volt or Outlander.

What would you call the i3 REx? Just drove 200 miles r/t in mine this weekend. Used between 2 and 3 gallons of gas on the entire trip. Did not use any charging stations either.

This X5 is for the people that just want to dip a toe into PHEV waters, not at all like Volt/Outlander. The current Volt has weird capacitive buttons and the Outlander is limited to 75 mph top speed. Unlike those, the X5 operates the same was a gas X5 does. Some people want this.

Not saying I agree, but this is how regular people see the comparison.

It comes standard equipped with the biggest navigation system, wich is 3k for every other X5. So it is slightly less expensive then the 40d.

When are we going to admit that when companies sell vehicles like this (very expensive PHEVs with unimpressive battery ranges) in the US that they’re compliance cars? The company gets credit for selling something with an inflated EPA rating, but in real world use the vehicles will almost never be plugged in.

This is NOT a cheap shot at owners of BMWs or MBs or whatevers. I used to own a BMW and loved it. But the reality is that the people in the US who will spend this much money on a BMW are just about the last ones we should expect to be diligent about plugging the vehicle in after the first month, maybe less.

I figure if someone is going to both spending extra $$$ on the BMW PHEV, they must have some intentions of plugging it in.

the benz s550 PHEV sells for the same price as the benz s550.

man, if i had $100,000 to spend on a car, i’d get a benzo s-class PHEV.

Good point on that one. If the PHEV version also gets some federal/state incentives and also avoids the gas guzzler tax that a standard one get, I can see people buying them to save money but never plugging it in.

Why do you keep calling it “benzo” instead of just “benz” like written on the badge?

the EV ranges being offered by european auto companies seems less than impressive – they all seem to be around 20 miles. but then the thought occurred to me that these companies are probably establishing EV range based on european requirements, where 20 miles of EV range is probably adequate.

Hey at least BMW finally figured out where to put the charge port!

the right rear location on the I3 has to be the worst.

It’s a pretty good location for curb-side charging. Driver’s side ports are really awkward for curb-side…

Epa range from 22 miles, LOL BMW!

“Top speed is electronically limited to 130mph (210mph)”

I’ll take the 210mph version please.
In Black.

Another nice car, but just like the 2 series PHEV, they ruin it with the 20 mile battery.

All these Europeans seem stuck on the “PLug-In-Prius” 12 mile battery sizing.