Test drive: BMW’s new high-performing hybrid offers both performance and frugality

The 545e xDrive will appeal to those who don’t want to forfeit performance and fun for low running costs and a saintly hybrid image

27th December, 2020
Test drive: BMW’s new high-performing hybrid offers both performance and frugality
The BMW 545e xDrive: prices start at €75,780

From the ungainly-looking BMW iX electric SUV to the increasingly comedy-sized kidney grilles adorning the brand’s models, it’s easy to posit that those in charge at the Bavarian carmaker have lost the run of themselves. But amid all the zaniness, there are still some absolute gems being produced, one of which is the new 545e xDrive.

The 545e made its debut as part of the recently facelifted 5 Series range. The...

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