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2016 xDrive40e 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle
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Price:   -  From $62,100


New for 2016, the X5 xDrive40e is BMW’s first-ever plug-in hybrid Sports Activity Vehicle. It’s a battery/gasoline variant of the X5 that has been part of BMW’s lineup since 2000. The X5 xDrive40e functions like a conventional hybrid model, but can be plugged into an electrical outlet to increase the available energy from its battery pack. BMW notes that it’s ideal for short commuter runs and quick around-town trips. But since range is not an issue, the X5 xDrive40e, equipped with standard all-wheel drive, can be driven on long trips as well.

What's New for 2016

The X5 xDrive40e is a brand-new model for 2016, joining BMW’s lineup of gasoline- and diesel-engine X5 Sports Activity Vehicles.

BMW X5 eDrive

Choosing Your BMW X5 eDrive

BMW X5 eDrive

Not many choices have to be made when selecting the plug-in hybrid, except for options that are available on any X5 model. The powertrain combines BMW’s 2-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor, connected to a lithium-ion battery pack. Working in concert, the gas engine and electric motor develop 308 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Separately, the electric motor provides 111 horsepower and up to 184 pound-feet of torque, while the gasoline engine develops 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet. An eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission connects to BMW’s xDrive “intelligent” all-wheel drive.

The battery pack can be charged from any 120-volt, 15-amp electrical outlet. Or, a BMW Charging Station may be installed and used. Recharging can also take place at a public charging station. Operating at 220 volts, the BMW Charging Station can fully replenish the battery in about 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The battery is housed beneath the luggage-compartment floor. Luggage capacity is 34.2 cubic feet with rear seats up, and 72.5 cubic feet with those seats folded down.

BMW X5 eDrive

The X5 xDrive40e can travel up to 13 miles on electricity alone, at up to 75 mph, yielding zero tailpipe emissions. The EPA gives it an equivalent fuel-economy rating of 56 MPGe. Acceleration to 60 mph can be accomplished in a swift 6.5 seconds, according to BMW.

An xDrive button on the center console lets the driver modify powertrain control. Max xDrive selects battery-only operation. Save Battery mode lets the driver save or build up the battery’s energy reserves, to be used at a later time.

Driving Dynamics Control provides three driving modes: Comfort, Sport, and Eco, altering throttle mapping, steering characteristics, and transmission operation, as well characteristics of the Dynamic Damper Control. The black-panel instrument cluster provides hybrid-specific displays.

A standard Navigation Professional system offers a variety of connectivity options, including active cruise control with Stop & Go, a head-up display, and Night Vision with pedestrian and animal recognition. Also available are active blind-spot detection, a parking assistant, rearview camera, surround-view display, and speed limit information.

Standard equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control, extended with an auxiliary heating and ventilation system. The X5 xDrive40e comes with 18-inch wheels, but 19-inch wheels are available.

All regular X5 options are available, except for third-row seating, the adaptive M suspension, active steering, and rear comfort seats. The X5 xDrive 40e can be equipped with xLine and Luxury Line trim, inside and out.

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BMW has gone slowly and carefully when introducing electric and hybrid models, in this case skipping right into a plug-in version of the latter. At $63,095 (including destination charge), the X5 xDrive40e is priced almost $6,000 higher than a comparable X5 with a V6 gasoline engine, and $8,600 lower than an X5 with a gasoline V8. To get some extra fuel-efficiency from a vehicle that might not have seemed a likely candidate for hybridization, that might be a fair bargain.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 245 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd STEPTRONIC w/OD
Available: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Xdrive Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
Not Available
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 245 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Xdrive Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
Not Available
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
22.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
72.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
192.4 "
Exterior Width
76.3 "
Exterior Height
69.4 "
Front Headroom
40.5 "
Rear Headroom
38.8 "
Front Legroom
40.4 "
Rear Legroom
36.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
61.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
60.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,220 Lbs.
Wheel Base
116 "
Turning Radius
20.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Painted Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert / Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Stainless Steel Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Metal-look W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket / Premium Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 12-way (10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 12-way (10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / 12-way (10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
10 / 16 Harman/kardon / 16 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Warning
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear / Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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