Everything BMW X5 xDrive45e drivers need to know about charging an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid
The X5 xDrive45e SUV pairs an electric motor with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine to produce 394 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. That’s a lot of power and off-road capability for a family-friendly all-wheel-drive vehicle that gets the equivalent of more than 50 miles per gallon on many daily commutes.
For the 2021 X5, the second generation of the BMW SUV plug-in hybrid, the all-electric range has been increased to 31 miles, based on BMW doubling the size of the battery pack from 12 kilowatt-hours to 24 kWh. The official EPA efficiency number for the 2021 X5 clocks in at 50 MPGe for combined city/highway driving.
In typical BMW fashion, the X5 xDrive45e is fast. It launches from zero to 60 miles per hour in about five seconds. Drivers can travel up to 84 miles per hour while staying in pure electric mode.