Anatomy of the BMW X5: What Maketh A Boss
The 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid stands out among exceptional luxury SUVs because it has always driven in its own lane. It set the pace for other luxury SUVs more than twenty years ago when it was first launched in 1999, and the X5 hasn’t stopped since.
In its fourth generation, the G05, unlike its predecessor the F15 X5 xDrive40e, this plug-in hybrid X5 now features an inline-six petrol engine as opposed to a four-cylinder. The engine is a 3.0 litre unit with a twin-scroll turbocharger, generating 282hp and 450 Nm of torque. The electrified powertrain is rated at 111 hp and 265 Nm – resulting in 389 hp, allowing the X5 xDrive45e to go from 0 - 100 km/h in a mere 5.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 235 km/h.
It’s electrically powered range is now rated at approximately 80 kilometres, almost three times that of its predecessor. The combined fuel consumption of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance drops to 2.1 litres per 100 kilometres*, while the relevant CO2 emissions figure is now 49 grams per km.
Stay tuned as the boss makes its much-anticipated return.
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