Update: All sections revised.
The 2023 BMW X5 PHEV quietly entered the U.S. earlier this year, with small changes. The Sports Activity Vehicle is only available in the xDrive45e variant, and is based on the second generation of the X5 plug-in hybrid was introduced in the States back in June 2020. Here’s everything we know about the 2023 X5 Plug-in hybrid:
Design & Interior
As clarified in the introduction, the 2023 BMW X5 PHEV is based on the fourth-gen non-PHEV model that arrived in the U.S. in 2018, which means that it’s devoid of any significant design changes. One of the only MY2023 updates comes from the whole X5 range dropping the Arctic Grey metallic paint option. That aside, the exterior of the X5 PHEV features a charging port next to the front-left fender plus a small ’45 e’ badge on the tailgate.
Inside, too, the X5, including the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e variant, boasts the same design as the fourth-gen non-PHEV model. Instead of SensaTec, Sensafin is now the standard upholstery across the range. It is available in Cognac, Silverstone, Black, and Coffee colors. And while the Vernasca leather upholstery option no longer exists, customers can choose from four extended Merino leather options – Ivory White, Coffee, Black, and Tartufo.
Customers checking optional packages should also take note of some other changes. The M Sport package, available on the xDrive45e, also loses out on the Vernasca leather option. It, too, gets the same Merino leather options that are listed above. BMW has dropped the Premium Package, leaving only the Executive Package on offer. Other optional packages include the Driving Assistance Professional Package, Luxury Seating Package, Parking Assistance Package, and Climate Comfort Package.
The 2023 X5 PHEV has the same specifications as the 2022 model. The B58 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo straight-six gasoline engine works with 8-speed automatic transmission, a synchronous electric motor, and the xDrive AWD system. The gasoline engine and electric motor produce 389 hp of combined power and 443 lb.-ft. of system torque.
The electric motor uses energy stored in a 24-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. BMW claims that the xDrive45e has a total electric-only range of 31 miles, and an overall range of 400 miles. We can expect the same EPA-est. combined efficiency rating of 50 MPGe as before on the 2023 model as well. Meanwhile, charging the battery pack via a Level 2 charger will take between 4 to 5.3 hours.
|Aspect||2023 BMW X5 PHEV Specification|
|Legroom||39.8 in. (front)/37.4 in. (rear)|
|Shoulder Room||60.0 in. (front)/58.1 in. (rear)|
|Cargo Capacity||33.1 – 71.2 cu. ft.|
|Payload Capacity||996 lbs|
|Engine||B58B30M1 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo straight-six gasoline|
|Transmission||GA8P75HZ 8-speed automatic|
|AWD System||Standard – xDrive|
|Combined Power||389 hp|
|Combined Torque||443 lb.-ft.|
|Battery Pack||24.0 kWh lithium-ion|
|EPA-est. Electric Range||31 miles (expected)|
|EPA-est. Combined Efficiency||50 MPGe (expected)|
|AC Charging Support||Standard – 4-5.3 hours (Level 2)|
|DC Charging Support||Not Available|
The 2023 BMW X5 xDrive45e is built at the brand’s Spartanburg plant in South Carolina (USA), which also happens to be the automaker’s largest global production facility in the world. Not only has BMW invested more than USD 12 billion into this facility since 1992, a press release dated February 15, 2022, confirmed that the plant produces over 1,500 vehicles each day.
The MSRP of the new xDrive45e is USD 65,700 (not including destination & handling fee of USD 995, tax, title, license, and registration). This makes it USD 2,000 more expensive than the 2022 model. The 2023 X5 PHEV is already available at BMW showrooms across the U.S. We have been able to find new stock online at several dealerships, including at BMW of Ann Arbor (Michigan), BMW Of San Francisco (California), BMW North Scottsdale (Phoenix, Arizona), and South Motors BMW (Miami, Florida).
2023 BMW X5 PHEV FAQs
What is the 2023 BMW X5 PHEV release date?
The 2023 X5 PHEV is now at dealers in the United States.
What is the 2023 BMW X5 xDrive 45e price?
The 2023 BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid costs USD 65,700.
Which plug-in hybrid SUVs rival the 2023 X5 PHEV?
The 2023 BMW X5 PHEV competes with the Volvo XC90 T8 and Mercedes GLE 350e.
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