New BMW X5 PHEV has an 87 km range

BMW launches the second generation of the X5 xDrive45e. Thanks to a significantly larger battery, the X5 PHEV has one of the highest electrical ranges in the segment.

Depending on the equipment, the X5 xDrive45e will travel a slightly longer distance than other PHEVs – (WLTP) between 67 and 87 kilometres purely electrically. If drivers want to achieve the latter value (at least theoretically), they have to pay close attention to the selected options when ordering. Wide tyres on large rims not only increase the weight, but also the rolling resistance.#

BMW X5 xDrive45e PHEV (Image: BMW)

This electric range is made possible by one of the largest batteries in the current series PHEV: the high-voltage storage unit has a gross capacity of 24 kWh, of which 21 kWh can be used – more than a BMW i3 of the first battery generation. This results in a WLTP consumption of 1.2 to 1.9 litres, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 27 to 44 grams per kilometre. BMW estimates the combined power consumption at 23.1 to 28.3 kWh per 100 kilometres. According to BMW, these values are not only due to the larger battery capacity but also to the further developed power electronics, which should enable a more efficient interaction of the two drives.

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