Already present in some European markets – but not in Portugal… unfortunately -, the Chinese Xpeng has just started the reservation period, mostly in northern Europe, of what is its third 100% electric model, the P5. Basically, a saloon that the manufacturer believes could become a volume proposition, thanks also to the 465 km promised as autonomy.
For now only present in the Nordic markets of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, in addition to the Netherlands, Xpeng thus adds to the electric SUVs G3 and P7, its first saloon, P5, whose reservation period starts now. And, at least for now, only in the aforementioned countries.
As for the Xpeng P5 itself, which the manufacturer describes as a direct rival to models such as the BMW i4 or the Tesla Model 3, it presents itself as a particularly aerodynamic proposal, based on the same platform for electric vehicles used by the SUV G3, and with a coefficient of only 0.223Cd. At the same time, in the cabin, the promise of a habitability capable of accommodating up to five passengers, in addition to a luggage capacity in the order of 510 liters.
In terms of technology, the promise of making available the support system for autonomous driving developed by Xpeng itself, Xpilot 2.5, which, although giving up the use of the same LIDAR system used by Xpilot 3.5 applied to the most categorized models of the manufacturer, maintains five high definition millimeter wave radar units, 12 ultrasonic wave sensors, four steering cameras and nine more high perception cameras.
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In terms of power train, the Xpeng P5 uses a configuration of just one electric motor, still delivering 211 hp and 310 Nm of torque, and which, together with a front-wheel drive system, promises Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, along with a top speed of 150 km/h.
In Europe, this third Xpeng model is marketed with a 66 kWh lithium-ion battery, with which it announces a 100% electric range over 465 kilometers.
From €48,000… in Scandinavia
In the countries where it is sold, the Xpeng P5 has an entry price of €48,000.
The Xpeng P5’s cabin for Europe