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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2018, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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BMW confirms PHEV X3 and X5

The X3 and X5 have been selling exceptionally well ever since the latest generations were introduced. However BMW has started to realize that the lack of powertrain options may be pushing customers towards rival brands. An article from InsideEV's says that a plug in hybrid version of the X3 is planned for next year and the X5 will follow suit in 2020. https://insideevs.com/bmw-confirms-p...and-x5-models/


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According to currently scarce data we have, the BMW X3 xDrive30e will utilize the same powertrain used on the upcoming BMW 330e iPerformance. It will feature a 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, positioned between the engine and the gearbox. Together, they will deliver around 275 horsepower and approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) completely emission free.

For the BMW X5, on the other hand, according to current information, will utilize a 3.0 liter straight six-cylinder engine under the good. It will also feature a similar electric motor layout between the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) and the gearbox. It is said that the BMW X5 xDrive45e will churn out a maximum of 394 PS (388 HP) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque, making you never feel underpowered in any driving scenario. Those figures allow the X5 xDrive45e to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) from a standstill in just a 5.6 seconds, a full second faster than the carís predecessor. The all-electric range for the X5 and X3 will be similar, around 30 miles in real life scenarios.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-09-2018, 01:34 PM
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Disappointed that they didn't do this sooner because for a while we had a 330e on the market with nothing sitting in the next lucrative segment.
This comes down to BMW leaving money on the table, not a good move.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2018, 12:31 PM
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the fact we're hearing about these mean more are in the works which plays right into BMW's initial plans for EV's in nearly every segment, recently an i4 was announced for 2021 release.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-17-2018, 12:24 PM
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Good to see that the all electric range is continuing to improve with new PHEV's. If BMW is able to bring to pricing closer to that of their ICE models, you can bet that a lot of owners will consider making a switch.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hybrids really are the best of both worlds, as not everyone is going to be interested in placing a home charging station and pre planning their routes. We've seen in the past that its a lot easier to sway a hybrid owner to a fully electric than it is from an ICE.
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Hybrids really are the best of both worlds, as not everyone is going to be interested in placing a home charging station and pre planning their routes. We've seen in the past that its a lot easier to sway a hybrid owner to a fully electric than it is from an ICE.
Hybrids are just what works these days, just wait till governments work harder on more global warming related efforts then soon enough barriers like home charging will become a thing of the past. Of all industries this has been getting the most trillions dumped into it globally.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 09:26 AM
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While all these investments are great, none of that money has resulted in savings on the consumer end. A lot of tax rebates and incentives on EV's have already begun to disappear, as more automakers hit their cap on number of units sold.
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That's how it always goes and only gets cheaper due to competition, and its one reason why i'm looking forward to Chinese car makers entering the NA market.
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We are probably only a year or so out from seeing a sub $30k electric car. New models like the Kona and Niro are already getting pretty close to that bracket and their range is class leading.
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We are probably only a year or so out from seeing a sub $30k electric car. New models like the Kona and Niro are already getting pretty close to that bracket and their range is class leading.
Just found out that VW will be joining the ranks of car makers to offer $30k products, expect it won't be one but a few offerings priced for mass market appeal.
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