The BMW X5 of this current generation could, in fact, be the best generation of X5 yet. It’s big, thus good looking, plus it handles well. The interior is very comfortable. It does nothing poorly. In fact, has a specific model variant that could be considered the best X5 of all — the BMW X5 xDrive45e. Proof of that is in its sales.
BMW X5 xDrive 45e
The plug-in hybrid BMW X5 xDrive45e makes up 47.5 percent of X5 customers. This is according to Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). It’s actually a massive number. Though it is not even half. Moreover, it means that a single variant would make up almost half of a models’ sales for starters. In fact, this model, has many different variants, no less. However, what is even more, important is the X5 xDrive45e is, in fact, also one of the more pricey variants of the X5 on sale. Therefore, to put even more emphasis on the importance of the plug-in hybrid’s sales volume is the fact that this percentage comes from Germany. It is, moreover, a country that still very much does appreciate diesel engines. Moreover, the BMW X5 xDrive45e does reach 47.5 percent of the X5’s market share in Germany.
However, it not only does it prove that German customers are more willing to buy hybrids than ever before. In fact, it also proves that the X5 xDrive45e is really a fantastic car. Though despite being one of the more expensive models in the range, with only the M Performance and true M Division models being more expensive, it is out-selling what is considered its less expensive siblings. That is when you just look at the X5 xDrive45e’s combination of performance, range, and efficiency, therefore, it’s not hard to see why.
In fact, under the hood, the BMW X5 xDrive45e using a 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 engine. It is combining with an electric motor therefore to make a total system power output of 389 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.