Originally published on EV Obsession.
With the US release date getting closer by the day, new details have finally begun to emerge on the 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid SUV.
Amongst these new details is perhaps the most important new information of all, the pricing — which will apparently be based around a starting price of $63,095. This means that the plug-in hybrid version of the X5 will, unsurprisingly, be a good deal more expensive than most of the other versions of the X5 (up front).
Amongst the other new details is the fact that the X5 PHEV is expected (by BMW) to hit roughly 55 MPGe in the US EPA testing cycle. The model possesses only 13 miles of all-electric range, however.
A quick overview of other facts: the PHEV will possess a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine + integrated electric motor; the model will hit 0-60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds; it will possess a combined 308 horsepower + 332 pound-feet of torque; and it will possess a top-speed of 130 miles per hour.
Also, the 9-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack will be fully chargeable in roughly 4 hours time via a normal 120-volt residential outlet. And charging time will, as you can guess, be slightly faster when using a level-2 charging system.
As it stands, the model is expected to go on sale in the US sometime later this year, during the autumn. Production is expected to begin a few months from now (August reportedly) at BMW’s production facility in South Carolina.
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