The fourth generation of the BMW X5 with a new plug-in hybrid option will soon be available in the US market. Also referred to as the BMW X5 xDrive45e, it has several new features which include the following:
New Plug-In Hybrid
- Outstanding performance: Initial testing reveals that the BMW X5 plug-in hybrid is more powerful than the earlier versions. The 4th generation comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission coupled with a new 3.0-liter six-cylinder capable of producing 389 Hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, which is a nearly 20% increase over the older generation.
- Increase mileage. With a larger 24-KV battery, it will also double the EV-only range to 30 miles, up from the previous 14 miles. After this point, the gas engine will jump into action.
- Top speed: Another significant improvement is the top speed while in the electric mode which has jumped from 75 to 84 mph. Plus the luxury car can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, slicing off 1.2 seconds from the earlier versions.
- Besides the superior functionality of the car, other new features in the 2021 BMW X5 include a comfortable interior with heating options in the front leatherette seats.
- The adaptive LED headlights and the panoramic sunroof are two other features that make the 2021 BMW X5 look elegant and sophisticated.
- Also included is a state of art infotainment system with a 12.3-inch screen, frontal collision warning, daytime pedestrian warning, rear collision prevention, blind-spot detection, and lane departure warning.
- Several optional package features are available that include active cruise control with stop and go, parking assist, head-up display and gesture controls, and laser-light headlights.
The 2021 BMW X5 is considered a luxury vehicle with a starting price of $66K. While several thousand dollars more expensive than the older generation X5 plug-in hybrid, this newer model has many additional features that may appeal to buyers who want to operate a high-performance EV every day without having to use gas. For more details on the arrival of the 2021 BMW X5, visit or contact Braman BMW West Palm Beach.