Video: BMW X5 xDrive40e stars in Mission Impossible – Rouge Nation

There’s a new Mission Impossible – Rouge Nation trailer out, and by the looks of it BMW has cosied up to the franchise yet again, with the X5 playing a large part of the short clip.

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The model in question is the X5 xDrive40e, BMW’s plug-in hybrid version of the iconic large SUV. It’s set to go on sale in spring this year. In the epic film the X5 is accompanied by an F80 M3 and S 1000 RR motorcycle.

The X5 xDrive40e is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine, working in harmony with a 9kWh electric motor, for a combined output of 230kW/450Nm.

The xDrive40e can travel 31km in 100 per cent electric mode, and sips a very frugal 3.4 L/100km on the official combined cycle test.

This is not the first time BMW vehicles have played a big role in the Mission Impossible franchise, the previous film, Ghost Protocol, featured the i8 in some high-paced stunts. See below for the latest trailer. The film hits cinemas on July 31.

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Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.