The new BMW X5 xDrive40e offers the best of both worlds, combined in an exceptionally comfortable four wheel drive plug-in. Innovation meets the luxury and versatility of a BMW X5, providing impressive driving dynamics and outstanding efficiency.

Vehicle concept.

A BMW X5 with the consumption of a small car. Optimum traction and agility thanks to the BMW xDrive four 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 the only visual difference to the BMW X5. What really sets it apart is its range in purely electric mode. It can drive approximately 18 miles 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 this is a pioneering and unrivalled vehicle concept.

Individual driving behaviour.

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 18 miles 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 efficiency.
  • 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 77 to 78 g/km.
  • The BMW X5 xDrive40e is the ideal car for commuters too. Using an average of 6.5 to 6.0 litres for a journey of 31 to 37 miles, its fuel consumption is markedly lower than that of other cars in its class. The BMW X5 xDrive40e allows you to enjoy the luxury of a BMW X model with the added bonus of excellent fuel economy.
  • Enjoy low consumption driving, even over long distances. The combined overall range of the BMW X5 xDrive40e is 515 kilometres, which means average fuel consumption of 11.0 to 10.5 litres for an extended journey.


Experience the BMW X5 xDrive40e.

Drive system.

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 four wheel drive system guarantees optimum traction. The combination of these EfficientDynamics technologies produce an innovative vehicle offering not only low fuel consumption, but incredible driving dynamics and stability in all conditions.

Intelligent energy management.

Perfect for the daily commute or for weekend excursions: Short trips of up to approximately 18 miles 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.
  • 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 43 mph, free of 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 34 mph
  • Take electric driving fun to the max: In the MAX eDRIVE mode, you can enjoy purely electric driving at speeds of up to 74 mph. 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.
  • 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 and on routes on which it is most beneficial (e.g. driving in the city).


Whether you use a conventional household power socket or 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.
  • 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 indicates the battery’s 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.
  • Along with conventional household electrical sockets, the vehicle can be charged easily and conveniently on the go at public charging stations. The driver can continue their journey with a “full tank” after going shopping or stopping for a coffee. All that's needed for charging is the 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 MyBMW 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.


Stay connected to your BMW via your smartphone (iOS or Android). Not only are BMW Remote Services such as remote locking available, but also hybrid-specific functions. This ensures that you always know the consumption and efficiency values of your BMW X5 xDrive40e.
  • The MyBMW 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 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 MyBMW Remote app for plug-in hybrids also measures the efficiency of every trip and gives helpful tips, such as how to drive the vehicle more efficiently and extend its range. The efficiency value of each journey can also be anonymously shared with drivers and compared.
  • Get into a comfortably cool car in summer and a warm car with clear windows in winter, remote air conditioning and auxiliary heating 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 battery has a sufficient charge, the stationary heating and cooling operates regardless of whether the vehicle is being externally charged or not.


As you would expect, an innovative vehicle like the BMW X5 xDrive40e offers the utmost comfort. The standard feature Adaptive Suspension Comfort package ensures full driving dynamics, stability at all times and a pleasant driving experience, even on long journeys and when the vehicle is carrying a heavy load. Fully variable shock absorbers and self-regulating suspension on the rear axle guarantee excellent stability, regardless of the amount of weight on board.