BMW will launch an X3 Plug-In Hybrid in 2019, according to a statement by the automaker’s CEO, Harald Kruger. The company will follow the X3 PHEV launch in 2019 with the launch of a plug-in X5 in 2020. For the former, BMW will likely employ the same powertrain as in the 330e iPerformance Vehicle—a 2L engine in combination with an electric motor. The powertrain is expected to achieve around 275hp, according to Inside EVs.
The X5 plug-in, however, will likely utilize a larger engine in combination with an electric motor. More details on both models are expected in the coming months. Read more.