2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV gets torque, range and tech bumps

BMW has revealed its latest plug-in hybrid, with the 2021 X5 xDrive45e promising more all-electric range than the previous SUV. Under the hood there’s a new 3.0-liter inline-6 turbocharged engine, larger and with more cylinders than the old X5 xDrive40e could boast.

Combined with a new electric motor, meanwhile, it sees total system power increase to 389 horsepower. That’s an 81 horsepower bump. Torque, meanwhile, is even more impressive: that has risen 111 lb-ft to 443 lb-ft in total.

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