New Plug-in Hybrid Headlines Changes to 2021 BMW X5
Most recently redesigned for the 2019 model year, the 2021 BMW X5 receives several changes, not the least of which is the debut of the second-generation X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid.
Previously, BMW’s plug-in hybrid luxury SUV used a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 12 kWh battery. Now, the new 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e employs a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine and a 24 kWh battery. Resulting improvements in power, performance, and driving range are significant.