This is not the first time I talked to him. In 2013, we could see it as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Today, finally, the Bavarian brand reveals the final appearance of first plug-in hybrid of its range, the BMW X5 xDrive40e . An alternative that completes the range of known German SUV. The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid is also, though the Germans fall into the sub i.
The BMW X5 uses a xDrive40e hybrid system consists of an electric motor gasoline 2.0-liter supercharged 245 horsepower, and another, the 113 horses. The group develops a total power of 313 hp declaring an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 6.8 seconds, not bad for a vehicle of such packaging.
Similarly, the ruler Power BMW X5 xDrive40e is a automatic gearbox eight-speed Steptronic . The same, sends the push to four wheel drive, and that is, the Bavarian, moves AWD if only the electric motor to send the force.
This strength lies under the trunk. In this place they have located the lithium-ion 9.0 kWh providing several possibilities recharge . First, you can take a domestic plug supplied with power. If you choose this option, it will not take more than four hours to complete. I can also do it in plugs BMW i Wallbox or public charging stations, saving more than an hour. Finally, this battery harnesses energy from braking and deceleration to charge slightly. The batteries cause has trunk capacity 500 liters, 150 less than the conventional versions.
The BMW X5 xDrive40e can move only with energy from the electric motor. In this case, is zero emissions autonomy of 31 km . Yes, only if the battery is fully charged. Also, you should know that driving in electric mode, you can not exceed 120 km / h. With this set, the plug-in hybrid SUV, in terms of efficiency, enjoys a more than attractive numbers. Its average consumption moves around 3.3 l / 100 km , depending on the tires we ride, and CO2 emissions in the 77 grams per kilometer .
The Bavarian technology is undoubtedly one of its key points when it hits the market in autumn. Through a application we review, among other information, the state of charge how efficient you are driving, or the location of public charging stations. In turn, the BMW X5 offers xDrive40e browser Professional Series , a system with active guidance on the travel route.
Source – BMW
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