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BMW 545e PHEV confirmed for launch in Summer 2020

The facelifted BMW 5 Series introduces extensive powertrain upgrades, all-range electrification and the new BMW 545e xDrive plug-in hybrid. Starting this Fall, this new PHEV variant will be available solely with xDrive and, for the time being, it will be reserved for the Sedan body only. The all-new 545e xDrive borrows its powertrain from the 745e and X5 xDrive45e and boasts no less than 394 PS (388 hp).

The new BMW 545e xDrive Sedan is powered by a 6-cylinder petrol engine that develops a peak output of 210 kW / 286 PS (282 hp). The hybrid architecture also employs an electric motor with a maximum output of 80 kW / 109 PS (108 hp).

The petrol-electric duo brings together the combined output of the plug-in hybrid system to a peak of 290 kW / 394 PS (388 hp). The maximum torque developed reaches a top 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) which is delivered to the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive chassis, thanks to the 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

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The new 545e xDrive Sedan is capable of running in purely electric mode between 54 and 57 kilometers (34 – 35 miles) as per WLTP.