Now that the BMW X5 has been on the market for quite some time, the SUV from Munich is starting to get a more varied model range than ever. BMW announced today that the BMW X5 xDrive25d model will be on sale starting this July, coming with a 2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine under the hood. This not exactly a surprise as the same model was available in the F15 X5 range before the new model came out, with a nearly identical engine.
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Under the hood of the xDrive25s X5 we’ll see a mill developing 231 PS and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. It’s the same engine found on various other models in the BMW range these days, with the ’25d’ moniker on the boot or someplace else. The cars will only be available with the 8-speed automatic gearbox and xDrive. The engine’s emission control system includes an SCR catalyst for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions, helping the new BMW X5 xDrive25d to satisfy the requirements of the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions norm.
The highly anticipated X5 xDrive45e model will also show up this summer. This plug-in hybrid model is powered by a combination of a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine and an electric motor, which together generate system output of 394 PS. The second-generation BMW X5 with an electrified powertrain accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.6 seconds. The latest battery cell technology on board the new X5 xDrive45e should allow it to cover distances of up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) on electric power alone.
Customers will also enjoy an even wider choice of optional extras. The body color Manhattan metallic, 22-inch M light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design, the BMW Individual Alcantara headliner in Anthracite or Ivory White and BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim with extended features will all be added to the BMW X5 options list from August 2019.