BMW X5 xDRIVE 40e plug-in hybrid sports utility Concept Car

The BMW X5 xDRIVE 40e is the latest of a series of plug-in hybrid concept vehicles shown by BMW.  It’s thought this vehicle will eventually result in a BMW i-brand SUV (or, as BMW describes this one, a Sports Activity Vehicle).

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The latest iteration (as of March 2015) had a 13 mile electric-only range, and a gas engine electric motor combo that puts out 308 horsepower, 332 ft-lb of torque, and a 0-60 miles/hr time of about 6 seconds.

The production version of the 2016 model is due in American showrooms in Fall 2015.


About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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