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The 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e has a big battery pack for improved efficiency

BMW's latest plug-in hybrid X5 is satisfying to drive and very efficient.

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The new BMW X5 has a new, more advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain, under the xDrive45e badge.

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A turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine is rated for 286 horsepower and works alongside a 112-hp electric motor, which is integrated into the car's eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Total system output is 394 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque, and the X5 will sprint to 62 miles per hour in just 5.6 seconds and go on to a limited top speed of 146 mph.

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In Europe, the X5 can travel the equivalent of 50 miles on electrical power on a full charge, but US-market range numbers are still unconfirmed.

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All-wheel drive is standard on the X5 plug-in hybrid.

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A full-digital instrument cluster is standard and provides data on battery charge and other efficiency information.

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Under European testing regimens, taking into account a fully charged battery, BMW estimates an impressive combined fuel economy figure of 112 mpg. Ratings for the US market have yet to be confirmed and could be significantly different.

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Compared to a regular X5, BMW says the plug-in model's battery pack reduces cargo volume by 5.3 cubic feet.

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US buyers will have to wait some time for this model: It won't arrive until 2020 as a 2021 model.

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