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2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Price = $63,095

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).

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Once released, the X5 plug-in hybrid will join BMW’s other electric offerings — the i3 electric car (EV), the i8 (PHEV), the 330e (PHEV), and the 740e xDrive (PHEV).

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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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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