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BMW: First Plug-in Hybrid Production Model

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e (David Taylor)
2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e (David Taylor)

Built at the BMW Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive40e is the German-based automotive manufacturer’s very first production plug-in hybrid (PHEV)...




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