The new BMW 545e xDrive Saloon features a synchronous electric motor combined with an efficient straight six-cylinder petrol engine, which provides a total output of 290 kW/394 hp. Power is distributed as required to all four wheels via an 8-speed Steptronic transmission and intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive. From a standstill, the new BMW 545e xDrive accelerates to a speed of 62mph in just 4.7 seconds.
The new model also arrives with four different driving modes to allow the driver to get the most out of the car in all circumstances. Hybrid is the default setting which ensures a balanced set-up between the combustion engine and electric motor. Other options include Electric, Hybrid Pro and Sport.
Another feature of the new model is a ready to drive sound. A result of collaboration with composed Hans Zimmer, the sound is used to protect pedestrians and makes a slight noise at speeds of up to 30 km/h.
The innovative digital services are also offered with the new model. The BMW eDrive Zone service facilitates the automatic switching over of the drive system to purely electric mode when entering an urban low-emission zone and similar inner-city areas. The navigation system also highlights public charging points.