New BMW X5 eDrive Hybrid
Published Date: 1st Sep 2013
BMW is set to unveil it’s new BMW X5 eDrive Hybrid vehicle at the Franfurt Motor Show in September. The concept car uses a 4 cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology combined with a 95hp electric motor and it takes advantage of BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system. BMW say the vehicle is capable of a fuel economy of 74.3mpg.
BMW claims that you will be able to travel as far as 19 miles and achieve speeds of up to 79mph on dedicated electric power. The concept delivers three driving modes; a smart hybrid option which delivers a sensible balance between performance and efficiency, an economy mode designed to sustain the battery level or a pure electric mode.
Styling-wise the front grille and air intake and rear bumper of the X5 eDrive all have the same distinctive blue stripe that is a distinctive mark of the range.
Other stand-out differences from the current X5 range include the latest aerodynamically designed 21 inch alloy wheels, new roof rails and an electric charging socket positioned above the front wheel and stamped with the eDrive logo.
The lithium ion battery stored underneath the boot floor in a crash-safe area and only has a minimal impact on boot space.
Motoring enthusiasts and experts are predicting that the BMW X5 eDrive Hybrid will be more than a concept and with BMW’s green commitment there is strong likelihood it could be in full production in the not too distant future.