BMW Concept X5 eDrive Soon at Frankfurt

BMW will have a strong presence at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show this year, having confirmed the public debut of six models. Among them will be the BMW Concept X5 eDrive, which is the plug-in hybrid version of the third generation (F15) BMW X5.

The car’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine is joined by a 95-horsepower electric motor and the combination results in an optimal balance between sportiness and efficiency. With help from a high-voltage lithium-ion battery (which can be charged from a regular domestic power socket), the crossover can go up to 19 miles on electric power alone, and it can reach 75 mph without any help from the gas burning engine.

You can expect a fuel consumption of 62 miles per gallon US and a 0-60 mph time of less than 7 seconds. Apparently the driver should be able to choose between three different driving modes: an automatic one, an all-electric one and one that is programed to save battery. With only minimal exterior changes, this is only a concept at the moment, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it hit production in a few years.

By : 26 Aug 2013
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