The BMW X5 xDrive40e with eDrive technology.

A SYSTEMATIC WORK OF PROGRESS.The BMW X5 xDrive40e with eDrive technology.

The best of two worlds, combined in an exceptionally comfortable plug-in hybrid with all-wheel drive: the BMW X5 xDrive40e. Innovation meets the luxury and variability of a BMW X5. Impressive driving dynamics, outstanding efficiency and top eco-friendliness – a unique concept that is perfectly tailored to the qualities of a Sports Activity Vehicle.

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A BMW X5 with the consumption of a small car. Optimum traction and agility thanks to the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system and dynamic driving characteristics in all driving modes. With its versatility and dynamics, the BMW X5 xDrive40e meets all expectations. The eDrive lettering at the rear is a subtle optical difference to the BMW X5. What really sets it apart is the range in the purely electric mode. It can drive approximately 30 kilometres locally emission-free and with zero fuel consumption. The high-voltage battery is stored safely beneath the luggage compartment floor, which, with a generous volume of 1,720 litres, is ideal for bulky luggage items. In short, a pioneering and unrivalled vehicle concept.


As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW X5 xDrive40e has various different drive modes that allow the driver to significantly influence the actual energy consumption. This depends on both the driving mode selected and the driver’s personal behaviour. When the battery is fully charged, you can drive for approximately 30 kilometres without using a single drop of fuel. In the AUTO eDrive mode, the optimal combination of electric motor and combustion engine enables the focus to be placed on top-quality efficiency.

  • Urban driving

    When driving in the city, the BMW X5 xDrive40e exploits the strengths of the plug-in hybrid to the full. Short distances can be covered in the fully electric mode, and driving in the hybrid mode enables combined fuel consumption of 3.4 to 3.3 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 78 to 77 g/km. In view of this, the BMW X5 xDrive40e in the city can deservedly be called a “genuine three-litre car”.

  • Long-distance driving

    Enjoy low-consumption driving fun – even for long distances. The combined overall range of the BMW X5 xDrive40e is approximately 830 kilometres.


Highlight: Experience the BMW X5 xDrive40e.


Highlight: Experience the BMW X5 xDrive40e.


A high-output BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine and a high-efficiency eDrive electric motor are the driving forces of the BMW X5 xDrive40e. The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system guarantees optimum traction. The combination of these EfficientDynamics technologies produced an innovative vehicle offering not only low fuel consumption, but also awesome driving dynamics and stability in all driving conditions.


Whether for the daily drive to work or for weekend excursions: Short trips of up to approximately 30 kilometres can be completed in the purely electric mode, which means emission- and fuel-free. For longer distances or more demanding routes, the intelligent energy management ensures the most efficient combination of electric motor and combustion engine.
The eDrive button allows the driver to choose between three different electric drive modes: the standard AUTO eDRIVE mode, the purely electric MAX eDRIVE mode and the SAVE BATTERY mode.

  • AUTO eDRIVE mode

    In the AUTO eDRIVE mode, the intelligent BMW EfficientDynamics system determines the most efficient combination of electric motor and combustion engine – depending on the driving speed and the battery charging status. This mode is divided into two phases: If the battery charging status is between 12% and 100%, you can drive at up to 70 km/h – free of local emissions and without using any fuel. At higher speeds or with more demanding requirements, the petrol engine switches on automatically. If the battery charging status drops below 12%, the BMW X5 xDrive40e can be driven in the purely electric mode and with moderate acceleration at speeds of up to 55 km/h.

  • MAX eDRIVE mode

    Electric driving fun to the max: In the MAX eDRIVE mode, you can enjoy purely electric driving at speeds of up to 120 km/h. At higher speeds or when the acceleration potential has been exhausted, the combustion engine switches on automatically.


    When the battery charging status is low, the SAVE BATTERY mode enables the battery to be charged by the combustion engine or allows the charging status to be maintained. In this way, the driver can save the battery capacity for purely electric driving later.

  • Predictive selection

    Once the destination has been entered into the navigation system, the predictive energy management analyses the planned route using constant data such as speed limits and real-time information on the current traffic status. In this way, the system uses the purely electric driving mode efficiently, appropriately and, above all, on routes on which it’s most beneficial (e.g. driving in the city).


Whether at a conventional household power socket or using the BMW i Wallbox from the comprehensive range of 360° ELECTRIC products and services – charging the high-voltage battery couldn’t be easier. You can top up while you’re out and about at one of the many ChargeNow public charging stations.

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  • Charging at home

    The vehicle can be conveniently charged at home at a conventional household 230 volt power socket, and has a "full tank" after less than four hours. The car's charging port is located behind a flap on the front left side panel. All that is needed for charging is the specially designed cable, which can be stored safely and compactly under the luggage compartment floor. A special seal protects the charging port and plug from the elements. LED light rings on the charging port make the charging status visually clear.
    Instead of a normal power socket, a BMW i Wallbox can also be mounted as a charging station. It offers increased charging power, significantly shortening charging time. A display in the specifically tailored instrument cluster informs the driver about the high-voltage battery's current level of charge. Depending on various factors, for example the strength of the charge at the power source, devices actively consuming electricity in the car during the charging process and the use of a Wallbox, it takes less than three hours for an empty high-voltage battery to recharge completely. During external charging, the passenger area can be pre-heated or cooled without affecting the charging status of the high-voltage battery.

  • Charging on the go

    Along with conventional household electrical sockets, the vehicle can be charged easily and conveniently on the go at public charging stations. That way, after going shopping, the driver can continue their journey "with a full tank" but free of emissions. All that's needed for charging is the included cable, which can be stored safely and compactly under the luggage compartment floor. LED light rings on the charging port make the charging status visually clear. The optional navigation system and the My BMW Remote app for plug-in hybrids give the driver information about the location and availability of suitable charging stations.
    Authentication at the charging station and monthly billing for the energy costs are completed using the ChargeNow card from the BMW mobility service ChargeNow. The vehicle can be charged with various different currents. The charging time varies based on various factors, for example the current strength and number of active devices consuming electricity in the vehicle.


Always connected up to your BMW: Via smartphone (iOS or Android), not only BMW Remote Services such as remote locking are available, but also hybrid-specific functions. This ensures that you always have an overview of the consumption and efficiency values of your BMW X5 xDrive40e. BMW Services for every situation, which can be used inside the vehicle – and outside.

  • My BMW Remote for plug-in hybrids

    The My BMW Remote app for plug-in hybrids for iOS and Android displays detailed information regarding the current status of the BMW – such as the vehicle's location, the battery level and remaining range.
    The charging procedure can be controlled remotely via the weekly timer, and climate control activated from a distance to punctually coincide with the start of the journey. Destinations such as points of interest and charging stations can be easily sent from the application directly to the vehicle.
    The My BMW Remote app for plug-in hybrids also measures the efficiency of every trip and gives helpful tips, such as how to drive the vehicle in a more efficient manner and extend its range. The efficiency value of each journey can also be anonymously shared with drivers and compared.

  • Pre-conditioning

    Get into a comfortably cool car in summer and a warm car with clear windows in winter – park air conditioning in the BMW X5 plug-in hybrid makes that possible. Thanks to an electrical refrigerant compressor and a tankless electrical heater, the automatic air conditioning functions almost silently, even when the engine is off. Two different departure times can be scheduled in advance.
    Half an hour before the planned departure, heating, cooling and ventilation to the selected temperature is implemented by an intelligent control system. The system is operated by the iDrive Controller inside the car, or conveniently with a smartphone using the BMW Remote Services app.
    Provided that the high-voltage battery has a sufficient charge, the stationary heating and cooling functions regardless of whether the vehicle is being externally charged or not.


It goes almost without saying that an innovative automobile like the BMW X5 xDrive40e offers the utmost comfort. The standard-feature Adaptive Suspension Package Comfort ensures full driving dynamics, stability at all times and a pleasant driving feeling – even on long journeys and even when the vehicle is carrying a heavy load. Fully variable shock absorbers and self-regulating suspension on the real axle guarantee excellent stability, regardless of the amount of weight on board.