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Innovative luxury. Versatility. Unique efficiency. Paving the way for future SUV hybrids, the BMW X5 xDrive40e is a plug-in hybrid adaptation of the popular, standard X5. The subtle introduction of electric hybrid technology is what truly makes this model. By honing in on the best attributes of the X5 and offering a different level of power, we have guaranteed that plug-in hybrid driving can be extremely subtle but hugely impactful on, not only the environment around you, but also on your purse or wallet. Charging a BMW has also never been easier, with a number of charging options to choose from.
The BMW X5 xDrive40e shares the same exterior looks, agility and optimum traction with its standard, non-hybrid equivalent. But don’t let that fool you; much has changed in the development process. The one key distinguishing exterior styling touch is the addition of ‘eDrive’ lettering at the vehicle rear – marking this model’s extreme capability to deliver a pure electric mode drive, within a 19-mile emission free and zero fuel consumption range. While a plug-in port can be located between the left-hand vehicle wheel arch and door, subtly covered and blended into the bodywork for a seamless finish.
With three drive modes to choose from including AUTO eDRIVE, MAX eDRIVE and SAVE BATTERY mode, your consumption and power can be controlled as you choose in this BMW. While AUTO eDRIVE intelligently combines the electric motor and combustion engine using BMW EfficientDynamics, battery charge can be regularly maintained in a number of different ways. In comparison, MAX eDRIVE mode allows pure electric driving for 19 miles, while SAVE BATTERY mode uses the combustion engine to charge the battery or simply maintain charging status. And to make sure that you’re utilising fuel and the electric mode, Predictive Energy Management uses constant data including speed limits and real time information, activating the pure electric driving mode where suitable, in order to save fuel.
Besides premium styling and extremely comfortable seating, the BMW X5 xDrive40e interior is fitted with a number of advanced technologies and features as standard. To achieve that superior driving experience that is so commonly associated with refined BMW engineering, the Adaptive Suspension Comfort package has been fitted; offering stability at all times and second-to-none full driving dynamics. The welcoming driver and passenger-focused interior maintains a very similar appearance to the standard X5. In fact, it’s almost completely identical with the usual leather elements and high quality metallic finish – apart from the hybrid specific dials and information.