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Great transition to an electric vehicle

John E, 12/09/2021
xDrive45e 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
16 of 16 people found this review helpful

It's a "real" BMW with all the road feel for which X5's are known. In town, my X5 has been "all electric" with a fast charger at home and access to ChargePoint at work. On the weekends, the hybrid mode has kept us just over 50 MPG as we travel over 200 miles to and from the NC mountains. Very happy with the fit and finish, ride, and technology. BMW updates have been well planned. But I do have one complaint. In Europe the 45e gets over 50 miles per charge. I'm told the battery discharge has been "limited" for the US market. Come on BMW, release the juice!

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X5 45e

Thomcin, 02/05/2022
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xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric mild hybrid 8A)
15 of 15 people found this review helpful

Gets 30-33 miles on battery power alone. Interior better looking & more comfortable than its peers. In-line 6 is powerful yet gets good gas mileage. Plenty of room behind second row seats. Come with $7500 rebate from federal government & $1000 rebate from BMCCA if you have been a member for at least 6 months. That is a total of $8500 off MSRP from rebates. Quite the deal while getting 50 mpge. Update 1: 6000 miles & zero problems or issues. Last tank full of gas lasted over 900 miles. All electric miles cost 5 cents here while 93 octane cost 27 cents per mile. About 40 percent is all electric & 60 per cent on gas. Great ride, power, comfort & mpg. Cons: cost of 93 octane. Loving this SUV.

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Best 2022 PHEV

Davelv, 12/18/2021
xDrive45e 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
21 of 22 people found this review helpful

With 30 to 35 miles electric only range, the X5 45e is a great around town luxury vehicle with comfort and safety of a BMW. The 6 cylinder engine when needed starts generally smoothly with only the occasional low speed connection shudder and combined with battery power really accelerates. Gas mileage once the battery is expended is 23 to 26 mpg at highway speeds, but drops to 13-15 mpg when recharging the battery which is mainly used to be able to precool or prewarm the car remotely. Onboard charger is only 3.7 kw so a full charge takes 5 hours at 240 V 16 amps with 1% gain every 3 minutes. Yet charging by the engine takes only 1 hour which is at 17 kw rate so it is not a battery issue but apparently BMW being cheap. Also the battery has 24 kwhr capacity but in the USA is limited to 17 kwhr for warranty reasons (thanks California). Ride is smooth but controlled. The 2023 RR PHEV will have 62 mile electric only range but will cost $30 to $50k more. Beware the standard model which has satin aluminum trim which will severely discolor in touchless car washes due to the caustic soaps, so if for no other reason get the M sport option which has painted black trim.

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A legit beast

Anton, 03/16/2022
xDrive45e 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Decided to tippy toe into the hybrid/electric world, but not without a massive amount of self doubt, personal agony and hesitation. The dealer has a single X5 on the lot after someone who originally ordered the car (btw, good job on the choices, MSport package,etc) decided not to purchase. Had 20 min to make a decision as the phones lid up with people inquiring…this is a new world, with $6 pG and $7,500 of tax credits! Now a month into it…. What a great choice! Power - outstanding. Handling is as expected from BMW. Cabin is divine, materials is first class, solid built, roomy, looks sweet! Now, what to consider in your purchase due diligence phase? First thing first, you will need to get an electrician to wire your garage for Level 2 wiring. Then invest in Level 2 charging station ($600). Must have if you’re are serious about using electric power, which gets you 35 miles, but takes two days to be charged with regular cable/plugs. The good thing, driving in sport using electric only, still makes you feel you’re driving a BMW. Seriously, 35 miles on electric, for most folks, will get them there and back, yet, you won’t have to research for charging stations on your way to your next golf trip!

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Great vehicle, except for the back-up assist fail

KJ, 01/11/2022
xDrive45e 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
16 of 20 people found this review helpful

Love the smooth and refined drive - a real pleasure especially on long trips Love the hybrid - driving in electric mode is very quiet - adds to the refinement. I've gone 1-2 months between trips to the gas station when I've been mostly local Back-up assist is a failure - it was fun using it to automatically back out of my garage until it missed by a little and slammed the mirror into the side of the garage door. Side mirror costs $2,200 to replace. I complained to BMW that the back-up assist doesn't work and they said "too bad" the user manual says don't rely on it, so you're on your own. What a waste of money.

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