BMW enriches the range of electric i5 and iX2, while a new version adds the beastly XM.
A third version will be added from next March to the range of the electric i5. The new variant with the distinctive name xDrive40 has two electric drive unitsone on the front axle and one on the rear, which deliver a combined 290 kW, i.e 394 horsepower and maximum torque 590 Nm. Backed by this electric powertrain, the i5 xDrive40 Sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 min.having specific speed limited to 215 km/h.
The battery offers useful capacity 81,2 kWh allowing AC charging with 11kW as standard and 22kW as an option. In direct current, the electrical circuit supports charging up to 205 kW. This means that the range of the new i5 xDrive40 can be increased by 156 kilometers with a 10-minute charge. The maximum range of the version is calculated in the WLTP cycle at 463-538 km
A new entry-level version of purely electric iX2 will go on sale next spring. THE BMW iX2 eDrive20 is driven by an electric motor, which is installed on the front axle, yielding 150 kW/204 hp. This unit offers 0-100 km/h acceleration in 8.6 min. and autonomy 439-478 km
The high-voltage battery of the new iX2 eDrive20 has a useful capacity 64,78 kWh and can be charged with alternating current up to 11 kW as standard and up to 22 kW as an option. DC charging is possible with power up to 130 kW. In 10 minutes at a fast charging station, the new iX2 eDrive20 recovers enough energy to increase its range by 120 km.
For her part, the new BMW XM 50e -and this is expected before the end of the first quarter of the year- powered by a drive system consisting of a 6-cylinder in-line gasoline engine and an electric motor which are integrated, together with the power electronics in the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. This combination ensures total power 350 kW/476 hp (with internal combustion engine contribution up to 230 kW/313 hp and electric motor up to 145 kW/197 hp) and maximum system torque 700 Nm (internal combustion engine up to 450 Nm and electric motor up to 280 Nm).
The latest version of BMW's 3.0-liter internal combustion engine used in the new XM 50e owes its improved performance to, among other things, the based on Mille's thermodynamic cycler, to double spray, in exhaust manifold Pith is integrated into the cylinder head and to VANOS variable cam timing, which now operates electrically. The electric motor has a pre-gearing system – a BMW patent – that allows the useful torque at the input of the box to be increased to 450 Nm.