BMW bridges the gap with iPerformance plug-in hybrid X5 xDrive40e

  • BMW X5 PHEVBMW launches first core brand iPerformance plug-in hybrid model with X5 xDrive40e.
  • Plug-in hybrid powertrain offers a bridge between traditional IC engines and pure electric power.
  • X5 xDrive40e utilises technology developed by BMW i for the groundbreaking BMW i8 sports car.
  • New iPerformance model demonstrates BMW’s commitment to sustainable driving pleasure.
  • Combination of four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and electric motor delivers low emission, fuel-efficient motoring while retaining trademark BMW performance.
  • X5 xDrive40e capable of zero emission electric-only power for short urban trips of up to 31km.


  • Advanced high-voltage lithium-ion battery powers the electric motor and can be recharged from a standard domestic power outlet, through the fast, efficient BMW i Wallbox or at public charging stations.
  • BMW X5 xDrive40e maintains typical X model practicality, versatility, space and intelligent all-wheel drive sporty dynamics, even under all-electric power.
  • Superb performance and efficiency for X5 xDrive40e with hybrid powertrain generating maximum power of 230kW and peak torque of 450Nm enabling 0-100km/h sprint in 6.8 seconds and combined fuel consumption of 3.3l/100km.


  • Three modes of operation for the intelligent powertrain control together with three-mode Driving Experience Control deliver optimum efficiency and performance tailored to driver preferences.
  • Hybrid-specific features for BMW ConnectedDrive, Navigation system Professional and BMW Remote app with bespoke suspension tuning.
  • BMW X5 xDrive40e on sale in May from $118,900 with BMW 330e Sedan to follow in May


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Chloe Fraser – Former editor
Chloe has followed her passion for brand management within the industry however still keeps her hand in on the occasional weekend away camping. She still provides editorial support. She has completed a Bachelors degree in Business Studies and works for one of the automotive manufacturers. Chloe has a strong background in English in which she developed a passion for writing.

Chloe has grown up with the influence of cars, first learning to drive on the farm at 11 and her interest has heightened since she gained her license. Driving a new car to school every week made her the envy of all her male friends, especially when the car was something special. Chloe has participated in a number of driving courses and brings a unique perspective that is lacking elsewhere.