The second member of the new “Color Edition” family from Switzerland is a BMW X5 xDrive45e. While the 545e was shown in Frozen Black, the X5 plug-in hybrid relies on one of the most iconic colors BMW has ever produced: Lime Rock Grey. Named after the famous race Lime Rock Park racing venue in Connecticut, the beautiful shade of grey has found a home on many BMW products in the past. But mostly on M cars.

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In the case of the BMW X5 G05, the special paintwork is paired with the M Sport package and the Extended Shadow Line with a single goal: to showcase the sporty character of the popular BMW SUV. To match the black kidneys and other dark details of the Extended Shadow Line, the 22-inch light alloy wheels in the double-spoke 742 M design are all  painted in black. The interior also features a black theme with perforated leather and double white stitching, and plenty of carbon fiber parts.

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The mostly silent drive presents itself in sharp contrast to the visual appearance because the Color Edition is based on the BMW X5 xDrive45e. The plug-in hybrid has an electric range of 31 miles measured by the EPA and will therefore roll through the streets without the typical sound of an internal combustion engine.

A 282-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six is paired with the electric motor generating a combined 389 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Despite its high weight (around 5627 pounds or 755 pounds more than a X5 xDrive40i), the X5 xDrive45e accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km.h) in 5.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 129 mph( 235 km/h).

A total of 40 copies of the BMW X5 Color Edition for Switzerland are to be built, including some vehicles in Malachite Green.

[Photos: BMWGroup.Experience via BimmerToday]