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BMW launches X5 plug-in hybrid (gallery)


BMW has launched the X5 xDrive40e, the first plug-in hybrid production car from the manufacturer's core brand.

Its combustion engine and the electric motor, which together generate a total system output of 313hp, provide combined fuel economy of up to 85.6mpg and a combined electricity consumption of 15.3kWh. CO2 emissions are 77g/km

Short journeys in urban areas can be completed on electric power alone, while in all-electric drive mode, the vehicle is capable of a top speed of an electroncially-limited 75mph.

The X5 xDrive40e goes on sale autumn 2015. Prices will be announced at a later date.

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  • Sammyez - 16/03/2015 14:14

    Let's hope there are also better security features built in? Given that the X5 is most targeted car for criminals in the UK.