Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:37 pm

Review by

Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:56 pm


Although we’ve been told – repeatedly – that the X5 eDrives we’re in are “prototypes”, we’re pleasantly surprised by the fit and finish of the interior, and the seamless performance during our test drive. The telltale camouflage cladding was the only clue that it wasn’t a production-ready vehicle.

Behind the signature BMW kidney grille are active shutters. They’re controlled by a sensor that continuously monitors the engine’s cooling needs according to speed or temperature, and opens or closes the vents to optimize aerodynamics and help reduce engine warm-up time.

I didn't know they had active shutters - cool! Did this make it to production?

Full review here: ... rive-phev/

Posts: 40
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:16 pm

Re: Review by

Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:33 pm

A very good review. And it is also looking promising for the new vehicle, once it ships.

Return to “BMW x5 e-Drive Reviews”