2021 BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 BMW X5 PHEV Model Overview - Sewickley BMW

2021 BMW X5 PHEV

Key Features

  • Starting at $65,400 MSRP*
  • 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged engine with eDrive technology and 24 kWh high-voltage battery pack (389 combined horsepower / 443 lb-ft of torque)
  • Intelligent xDrive all-wheel drive, 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission, and three customizable drive modes (Hybrid, Electric, and Sport)
  • Standard Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7 and new BMW Maps
  • Active Driving Assistant collection of driver-assistive safety technologies
  • Optional Luxury Seating Package featuring Front Ventilated Multi-Contour seats
  • Adaptive Full LED headlights and Automatic high beams
  • Standard Panoramic sunroof



BMW X5 PHEV Exterior

About the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid

More efficient and more electrifying than ever before, the all-new second-generation BMW X5 PHEV is back to build on its award-winning reputation. Enjoying the benefits of a luxury hybrid vehicle no longer means that you have to compromise on style or performance when you choose the X5 PHEV. Compared to the prior generation, the new X5 PHEV offers greater power, a larger battery pack, and greater cargo capacity for increased versatility. State-of-the-art driver assistance systems included as standard on the X5 PHEV are designed to keep you protected from the unexpected. A luxurious cabin featuring upscale materials and cutting-edge tech features helps keep you and your passengers both comfortable and connected on the way to your destination. With the availability of potential state and federal tax incentives**, it’s never been more rewarding to experience all the electrifying thrills and benefits of driving the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid.


What’s New for 2021

Now in its second generation, the all-new 2021 BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid returns with a collection of impressive updates and revisions. Thanks to its larger engine and battery pack, this new powertrain offers a significant 81 horsepower and 111 additional lb-ft of torque compared to the outgoing version. EV range has increased from 14 to 30 miles and the all-electric top speed is now 84 MPH, up from 75 MPH. The new X5 xDrive45e now wears the same sharp restyling as the conventional X5 which debuted last year. Clever positioning of the new battery pack means that the X5 PHEV only loses 1.1 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the normal X5, a truly impressive feat.


BMW X5 PHEV Features

BMW X5 PHEV Charge Port

Efficient Performance

With the BMW X5 xDrive45e, you no longer have to choose between efficiency or exhilaration. Giving you the best of both worlds, X5 PHEV models are powered by a sophisticated combination of a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged engine with eDrive technology and a 24 kWh high-voltage battery pack. This dynamic powertrain delivers an impressive 389 combined horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Other key performance features include a standard two-axle air suspension, BMW intelligent xDrive system, and 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission.

Three customizable drive modes give you the flexibility to prioritize power or efficiency with the touch of a button. In Electric mode, you’ll have the ability to travel at speeds up to 84 MPH using solely electric power. Charging is both quick and convenient thanks to a standard Occasional Use Cable which connects to any power outlet, an available BMW i Wallbox which allows fast-charging at your home, and a comprehensive network of public charging stations.

BMW X5 xDrive45e Interior

Luxurious Interior

Designed to balance both comfort and support, the luxurious cabin of the BMW X5 PHEV is loaded with first-class amenities. You’ll have your choice of standard SensaTec sport front seats or available Vernasca Leather upholstery for the optional Front Ventilated Multi-Contour seats. Use the standard interior ambient lighting to personalize the mood of the cabin or open the standard panoramic sunroof to enjoy fresh air on your journey. Its power-adjustable steering column with Sport leather steering wheel makes it simple to personalize your driving position. Craving a more sport-focused look inside the cabin? Choose the available M Sport Package to receive exclusive BMW M design elements throughout the interior. An optional Harman Kardon Surround Sound System lets you enjoy a concert-like listening experience inside the BMW X5 xDrive45e.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional e-Drive

Advanced Technology

To help you stay connected, every X5 PHEV comes standard with the latest generation of BMW’s iDrive interface including a high-resolution digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster display behind the steering wheel and a 12.3-inch touchscreen center display. The standard Live Cockpit Professional is a fully-digital instrument cluster featuring a hybrid-specific display screen helps you monitor your efficiency as you drive. Standard navigation with new BMW Maps helps you coordinate your routes based on available charging station locations, helping to ensure you always have enough power to get where you want to go. Examples of standard driver-assist technologies found on the X5 PHEV include Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Collision Warning, Frontal Collision Warning, and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation.


Trims & Specs

X5 xDrive45e

X5 xDrive45e

  • Starting at $65,400 MSRP*
  • 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged engine with eDrive technology and 24 kWh high-voltage battery pack
  • Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7, navigation, and two digital 12.3-inch displays
  • Adaptive Full LED headlights and Automatic high beams
  • Power front heated sport seats
  • 19-inch V-Spoke alloy wheels with all-season run-flat tires


*Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for vehicle as built excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.

**Tax credits are complicated and subject to change without notice. While BMW of North America, LLC does its best to keep this information up-to-date, it cannot guarantee the current accuracy of your eligibility. We recommend consulting a tax professional to validate credit availability and eligibility.