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2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e: Same looks, different heart

BMW's plug-in hybrid SUV gets more power and more range for 2021.

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Emme Hall

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This is the 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid.

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This midsize PHEV is great for someone who isn't quite ready to fully commit to an all-electric car.

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The 45e gets as many as 30 all-electric miles thanks to a 24-kilowatt-hour battery.

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The electric motor is augmented by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine.

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Total output is rated at a healthy 389 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

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The battery can gain an 80% charge in four hours on a Level 2 charger.  

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If you want the full 100%, you're looking at 5 hours and 20 minutes.

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The iDrive infotainment system is housed on a 12.3-inch screen. Standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are here as well.

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The X5 45e comes with standard driver-assistance features like blind-spot monitoring, but adaptive cruise control and BMW's Traffic Jam Assist is extra.

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The 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e starts at $66,395 including $995 for destination. Keep scrolling for more photos of this plug-in hybrid crossover.

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