BMW has unveiled the new X5 xDrive40e rescue vehicle for the 2015 / 2016 Formula E season.

BMW has unveiled the new X5 xDrive40e rescue vehicle for the 2015 / 2016 Formula E season.

Set to join the i3 medical and i8 pace cars, the X5 xDrive40e features strobe lights, a roof-mounted LED light bar and plenty of communications gear.  The model also has two-tone alloy wheels and Rescue Car / Formula E badging.

As a refresher, the X5 xDrive40e is a plug-in hybrid that features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a 9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.  This setup enables the crossover to produce a combined maximum output of 313 PS (230 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque.  In terms of performance, the model can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, hit a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph) and travel up to 31 km (19 miles) on electricity alone. 

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