Sales in Europe, the new hybrid version of the plug-in X5 with the prefix XDrive45e that uses eDrive technology of the fourth generation, has already started.
Based on X5 is a 3.0-litre in-line engine with a capacity of 282 HP, which in the modification xDrive45e combined with electric motor produces 110 HP Total efficiency of such power plant is 388 HP of power and 600 Nm of torque.
Power is supplied to all four wheels via eight-speed automatic transmission, and the charging port is located on the left front fender. Other than that and some icons, nothing sets X5 xDrive45e from his native “brothers and sisters”.
BMW claims that the acceleration of this version of the crossover to 100 km/h takes wish you all the 5.6 seconds, and top speed is 235 km/h special Use EV mode, and the German SUV will overcome 67-87 km solely on electric, its maximum speed is limited to 135 km/h.
The product uses a lithium ion battery with a capacity of 24 kW and the latest generation of power electronics for more intelligent energy management and efficiency. The Luggage compartment is smaller compared to traditional models X5 150 liters, but still has a volume of 500 liters, all seats are in the upright position.
Standard hybrid X5 is equipped with a pneumatic suspension and shock absorbers with electronic control and optional all-wheel drive. It also has acoustic pedestrian protection – the crossover plays a sound to warn nearby pedestrians of its presence when it is running quietly on one electric power.
Along with the hybrid crossover was introduced and the hydrogen BMW Hydrogen i NEXT. Recall that in 2018, BMW announced plans to continue the development of a new hydrogen car. The series formed the latest generation of crossover X5 – electric SUV, powered by hydrogen, is almost the same as the regular model, but the body and the wheels have some clear blue accents. No visible exhaust at the rear, which now has plugged the blue bars means that the concept has no internal combustion engine.
BMW does not distribute any details about the technical characteristics, but we know that Hydrogen NEXT i will turn into a serial model with an electric fuel cell in 2022 with the time of refueling less than 4 minutes and a long interval between them. However, production will be limited. If all goes according to plan, in 2025, will launch a production car with hydrogen fuel cells, provided that it will be sufficient demand and the necessary infrastructure.
How you consider, whether “x-fifth” hydrogen version?