BMW X5 eDrive Concept is utilitarian plug-in hybrid
Filed under: Concept Cars, Frankfurt Motor Show, Hybrid, SUV, BMW, Luxury
Bridging the gap between internal combustion engine-powered vehicles and electric vehicles are plug-in hybrids, and BMW has made one out of its biggest sports utility vehicle, even if it's just a concept car at this point. The plug-in hybrid X5 eDrive Concept debuted today at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it sits attached to a charge port on the show floor.
As we reported in August, the X5 eDrive Concept combines a turbocharged four-cylinder engine of unknown output with a 95-horsepower electric motor, to achieve longer range and lower emissions. The X5 eDrive can drive up to 75 miles per hour and 19 miles on electric power alone, manage about 62 miles per gallon (3.8 liters per 100 kilometers) and accelerate from 0-62 mph in under seven seconds, according to BMW.
Three drive modes are offered: one that automatically operates the hybrid system, an all-electric mode and a Save Battery mode that operates the vehicle using the engine only.
While the SUV remains a concept, we wouldn't be surprised if it went into production within a couple years. Take a look at the press release we included below, and head on over to the live gallery.Continue reading BMW X5 eDrive Concept is utilitarian plug-in hybrid
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