This is the third generation of BMW’s X5, which is longer, wider and lower than the previous model. It is the first time when BMW X5 can have individual rear seats and rear wheel drive (sDrive25d). It is also the first time when BMW X5 can have Bang & Olufsen sound system, as on option. But the car featured here is special for other reasons: it is the first hybrid BMW X5 and wears the xDrive40e badge. The hybrid develops a total power of 230 kW/313 hp and has an electric range up to 31 km (EU cycle).
Model: BMW X5 / BMW X5 xDrive40e
Body type: SUV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 79,572 Euros
Combustion engine: 2.0-litre (1,997 cc) 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, longitudinally mounted, with BMW TwinPower Turbo, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control, double VANOS variable camshaft control. The maximum output is 180 kW / 245 PS/hp between 5,000-6,500 rpm and peak torque is 350 Nm (approx. 258 lb-ft) available between 1,250-4,800 rpm.
Electric motor: BMW eDrive technology – synchronous electric motor integrated in 8-speed Steptronic transmission, generator function for energy recuperation for the high voltage battery. The maximum output is 83 kW/113 hp at 3,170 rpm and the rated output is 55 kW/75 hp at 5,000 rpm, with a maximum torque of 250 Nm (approx. 184 lb-ft) at 0 rpm. Recuperation output is 20 kW.
Battery: Lithium-ion high-voltage battery (351V) with a capacity of 9 kWh (gross). Charging time for 100% charge is <2.8 hours at 3.5 kW (16 A/230 V).
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with Steptronic and integrated electric motor
Tyres: Pirelli Scorpion Winter 255/50 R19 107 V
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 6.8 seconds
Top speed: 210 km/h
Declared average fuel/energy consumption: 3.3 liters of petrol per 100 km and 15.3 kWh/100 km
Emissions: EU6, 77 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 85
Dimensions (mm): L 4,886 / w 1,938 / h 1,762
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 500 / 1,720
Wheelbase (mm): 2,933
Weight (DIN/EU): 2,230 kg/2,305 kg
Front suspension: Double track control arm with double joint principle, small, negative steering roll radius, anti-dive.
Rear suspension: Integral-IV rear axle, spatial suspension with anti-squat and anti-dive, air suspension with automatic self-leveling.
Main standard equipment
Automatic Transmission with Steptronic; airbags for driver and front passenger; side airbags for driver and front passenger; head airbags for front and rear seats; three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front; Tyre Defect Indicator. Also DSC, including ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant; exclusive leather Nappa with extended contents Ivory White; velour floor mats; headlights washer system; chrome line exterior; lumbar support for driver and front passenger; Professional navigation system.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Glacier Silver Metallic Paint (840); exterior design Pure Excellence (806); adaptive LED headlights (1,240), including LED fog lights and high beam assistant; lights package (323); comfort access system (840); Soft Close Automatic system for doors (544); interior design Pure Excellence (4,159); BMW Individual interior Piano finish (323); Comfort front seats with electrical adjustments (1,919); climate comfort windscreen (238); sun protection glazing (382); interior and exterior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function (331); seat heating for front seats (323); Active Seat ventilation for front seats (687); 4-zone automatic climate control (399); M leather steering wheel (323); Harman Kardon audio system (925); smokers package (43); ceramic surround for controls (467); gearshift paddles (127); front and rear parking sensors (662); rearview camera (382); surround view (628); lane change warning (527) with traffic jam assistant; Driving Assistant Plus (1,315); head-up display (1,180); speed limit info (272); convenience telephony with extended smartphone connectivity (424); storage compartment package (280); luggage compartment net (161); 19-inch alloy Star-spoke style 490 (1,103)
+ precise and silent suspension
+ precise steering
+ excellent engine sound
+ very good performance
+ fast transmission
+ nice ambient lights
+ very good LED headlights
+ great technology packs
– high fuel/energy consumption
Driven by Adrian M. for 352 km, 14.2 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 13.9 kWh/100 km energy consumption, 6,145 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni