BMW X5 eDrive Models and X5 eDrive History
The first plug-in hybrid sold in the United States under the BMW parent brand, the X5 xDrive40e introduces a high-tech powertrain to a popular luxury sport activity vehicle. Utilizing BMW's EfficientDynamics eDrive technology, the X5 xDrive40e features a powertrain combining a TwinPower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. A 9.0 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery added to the BMW x5 xDrive40e stores enough energy to allow the vehicle to travel up to 19 miles on a single charge without using the gasoline engine. Permanent all-wheel drive is standard on the BMW X5 xDrive40e. Almost identical to the pure fuel-burning examples of the BMW X5, the most notable feature to the X5 xDrive40e is a small door behind the driver's side front wheel for the electrical charging port. In addition to being an efficient vehicle, the X5 xDrive40e enjoys luxury accommodations and luggage space totaling 1,720 liters.