Premium European car brand BMW X5 xDrive45e Plug-in HYBRID launched in Nepal by Laxmi Premium. Officially BMW is not launched yet in Nepal due this covid-19 pandemic. Luxury range premium BMW X5 xDrive45e, the 2nd model evolution of the plug-in hybrid X5, which will go on sale in September 2020 in Nepal market for its premiure buyers.

BMW X5 xDrive45e Plug-in HYBRID price In Nepal
The X5 Sports Activity Vehicle will be offered from Nepali rupees 4 Crore 15 Lakh 96 thousands .

The new version got a huge 24 kWh battery, but there is a catch, compared to the European version. In Europe, 21.6 kWh is usable and the range is up to 67-87 km (41.6-54 miles) WLTP depending on the version. In the U.S., the available battery capacity is surprisingly low – 17.06 kWh or just 71% of the total. We have no explanation about the 7 kWh buffer.

It surely affects the all-electric range of such a big vehicle, which is estimated at 30 miles (48 km) EPA. A lot less than in the case of upcoming Toyota RAV4 Prime and Ford Escape PHEV (respectively 42 miles and 37 miles). For now, none of those three new PHEVs got an official rating on the EPA’s website.

Short Specification

MSRP Rs4.1596 Crore
Monthly payments Banking Available
Combined power 394 hp
Combined torque 443 lb·ft
Engine 3,0 l I-6
Power 282 hp @ 5,000 rpm (210 kW)
Torque 332 lb·ft @ 1,500 – 3,500 rpm (450 N·m)
Induction Turbocharged
Fuel type Premium
Engine Electric
Power 111 hp @ 3,170 rpm (83 kW)
Torque 196 lb·ft @ 0 – 3,170 rpm (266 N·m)
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Drivetrain AWD
Hybrid / Electric
Battery type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Energy 21.6 kWh
Voltage N/A
Charging times 120V: N/A
240V: 10.6 h
400V: N/A
Cooling N/A
Drivetrain structure N/A
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type SUV
Category Mid-size luxury SUV
Assembly Spartanburg, SC, US
Generation 4
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City N/A
Highway N/A
Combined 10.5 L/100km (2.4 Lₑ/100km)
Autonomy 657 km
Electric autonomy 86 km
CO₂ emissions N/A
Sunroof standard
Heated front seats standard
Heated rear seats optional
Heated steering wheel standard
Ventilated front seats optional
Massage seats optional
Head-up display optional
Smart key standard
Blindspot detection standard
Forward collision warning standard
Autonomous emergency braking standard
Lane departure warning standard
Adaptive cruise control optional
Remote engine start standard
Auxiliary audio input standard
Apple CarPlay compatible standard
Android Auto compatible standard
Sirius XM optional
Wi-Fi hotspot optional
Wireless phone charging optional
Premium audio system optional
Steering / Suspension / Brakes / Tires
Steering rack and pinion with assist
Turning diameter 13 m (41′)
Front suspension independent, short/long arm
Rear suspension independent, multi-link
Front brakes Disc (ABS)
Rear brakes Disc (ABS)
Front tires P275/45HR20
Rear tires P275/45HR20
Seat belts 5
Dimensions / Weight
Length 4,922 mm (194″)
Width 2,218 mm (87″)
Height 1,745 mm (69″)
Wheelbase 2,975 mm (117″)
Front track 1,679 mm (66″)
Rear track 1,689 mm (66″)
Weight 2,510 kg (5,534 lb)
Passengers 5
Trunk 500 l (18 cu ft)
Fuel tank 69 l (15 gal)
Towing capacity 2,700 kg (5,952 lb)
Power to weight ratio 117.0 W/kg
0-100 km/h 5.7 s (manufacturer)
80-120 km/h N/A
Top speed 235 km/h (146 mph) (manufacturer)
Braking distance N/A
Base warranty 4 years/80,000 km
Powertrain warranty 4 years/80,000 km

Classy and Premium Inside

The same overall theme applies to the inside of the cabin as well. Compared to a non-electrified X5, there isn’t really much to talk about. Our tester was wearing Vernasca Coffee leather on the inside and there were only a couple of things letting you know something was off.

BMW X5 xDrive45e Plug-in HYBRID price In Nepal interiorThe center console has a couple of different buttons on it, right next to the start button. They allow you to switch between different driving modes and they are labeled “Hybrid” or “Electric.”

Full Specification of BMW X5 xDrive45e Plug-in HYBRID

X5 xDrive45e
Seats 5
Number of Doors 5
Drive type AWD
Length inches 194.3
Width inches 78.9
Width including mirrors inches 87.3
Height inches 68.7
Wheelbase inches 117.1
Ground clearance inches 8.3
Turning radius feet 20.7
Shoulder width front inches 60
Shoulder room rear inches 58.1
Legroom front inches 39.8
Legroom rear inches 37.4
Headroom front inches 40.7
Headroom rear inches 38.7
Trunk volume (SAE) ft³ 33.1
Fuel Tank capacity gallons 18.2
Curb weight lbs. 5,672
Gross vehicle weight lbs. 6,967
Payload lbs. 937
Tow capacity, 12% braked lbs. 5,940
Tow capacity with factory hitch lbs. 7,200
Engine type B58B30M1 SULEV30
Cylinders 6
Valves per cylinder 4
Bore x Stroke mm  82.0 x 94.6
Displacement cm³ 2,998
Compression rate :1 11
Engine power hp 282 @ 5,000 – 6,000 rpm
Engine torque ft-lbs. 331 @ 1,500 – 3,500 rpm
Fuel type gasoline
Recommended Fuel Premium
Engine oil capacity quarts 6.9
Electrical machine Synchronous traction
Peak e-machine power hp 111 @ 5,000 rpm
Peak e-machine torque ft-lbs. 77 @ 5,000 rpm
Combined power hp 389
Combined torque ft-lbs. 443
Battery type Lithium-ion
High voltage battery Ah / Volts 68 / 354
Battery capacity, gross (net) kWh 24 (17.06)
Charging time 0-80% 3.7 kW (1.1 kW) hours 4.0 (13.3)
Charging time 0-100% 3.7 kW (1.1 kW) Hours 5.3 (17.7)
Transmission type GA8P75HZ
Transmission type automatic
Gear ratios 1st gear 4.71
2nd 3.14
3rd 2.11
4th 1.67
5th 1.29
6th 1
7th 0.84
8th 0.67
Reverse gear 3.32
Final drive ratio 3.64
Power-steering type EPS
Steering ratio :1 16.4 / 18.7
Tires 19” standard front & rear 265/50R19 110H XL A/S
Wheels 19” standard front & rear inches 9.0J x 19 LM
Tires 20” optional front & rear 275/45R20 110H XL A/S
Wheels 20” optional front & rear inches 9.0J x 20 LM
Tires 21” optional front 275/40R21 107Y XL Perf.
Tires 21” optional rear 315/35R21 111Y XL Perf.
Wheels 21” optional front & rear inches 9.5J x 21 / 10.5J x 21
Track, front inches 66.1
Rear, track inches 66.9
Cx 0.35
0-60 mph seconds 5.3
Top speed (with perf. tires) mph 130 (146)
Top speed electric only mph 84
EPA Fuel Economy, city / hwy mpg TBD
EPA estimated electric only range miles 30


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