The BMW X5 xDrive40e

The 2018 BMW X5 xDrive40e has revved up the luxury hybrid market. It’s a BMW—which means yes, it’s a pleasure to drive—but it’s also a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid.

“This vehicle doesn’t sacrifice what BMW is known for. It’s still really fun to drive and has the performance and safety features expected in a BMW,” says James Kurtenbach, Marketing Director at Schomp BMW in Highlands Ranch.

Kurtenbach says that although demand for hybrids is high, some buyers shy away because of the stigma that they are small, slow and need special charging stations. The X5 xDrive40e casts these misconceptions to the side of the road. 


Performance Matters

Perfect family-size vehicle with the performance and superior all-wheel drive technology BMW is known for. (NOTE: Place a line, like in the inspiration, place a line toward the back wheel)


The X5 xDrive40e logs in 56 MPGe, more than double the fuel-efficiency of similar gas-only SUVs. (NOTE: Place a line, like in the inspiration, toward the fuel tank door)

Take Charge

Plugs into a regular home outlet with a special adaptor; it can also be charged at the EV charging stations which becoming more prevalent around the Denver area. (NOTE: Place a line, like in the inspiration, toward the front of the car/nose of the car)


Acceleration from zero to 60 in 6.5 seconds. (NOTE: Place a line, like in the inspiration, toward the front of the dashboard/speedometer area.)

Financial Sense

Up to $5,000 in a Colorado tax credit is available for hybrid purchases and federal tax credits may also apply; a generous warranty and other lease incentives make this car an affordable choice. (NOTE: Place a line, like in the inspiration, toward the roof of the car)