In seeking to remove the compromise between luxury and economy that SUVs have always had a reputation for, BMW has created the new X5 xDrive45e iPerformance.
This midsize luxury off-roader represents a commitment to deliver the same premium driving experience, while also offering a hybrid electric system to deliver lower emissions and running costs. To that end, the exterior and interior design of the X5 xDrive45e iPerformance are largely unchanged from that of the regular X5. Save for some unique badging, a discrete charge port and some additional readouts in the cabin; the handsome good looks of the new X5 remain beautifully intact.
Under the skin is where the real change has taken place. A 3.0-litree straight-six engine is now coupled with a powerful electric motor to produce 394hp, rocketing the X5 xDrive45e iPerformance from 0-62mph in just 5.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 146mph. Thanks to an increase in battery life and weight saving materials, allied with improved electric motor, the model offers a fully electric range of 50 miles - perfect for journeys around town or doing the school run.
As owners of BMW X5 have come to expect over each successive generation, the range of the latest drive, efficiency and comfort technologies on offer in the X5 xDrive45e iPerformance is vast. For example, the standard air suspension with electronically controlled dampers maintains a smooth and compliant ride, while various drive select modes allow you to tailor the car's outputs to your environment and driving style.
To find out more about the BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance, or for any other EV related queries you may have, contact us at your local John Clark showroom today. We’ll be happy to book you in for a test drive.
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