Ahead of the IAA Frankfurt Auto Show 2013, BMW has just revealed the BMW Concept X5 eDrive, a plug-in hybrid, designed to showcase BMW’s future hybrid technology.
The BMW Concept X5 eDrive receives a four-cylinder, TwinPower turbocharged petrol engine mated to an additional 94hp electric motor. That electric engine is then mated to a lithium-ion battery. As a result of these systems, BMW claims that the BMW Concept X5 eDrive can achieve up to 74mph and run for up to 19 miles solely on battery power. What’s more, the BMW Concept X5 eDrive can hit 100km/h in less than 7 seconds which is quite impressive for a car of this size and efficiency.
As with all hybrid production cars, the BMW X5 Concept eDrive can be charged from any domestic power outlet. The battery can be found mounted under the boot floor.
As it stands, BMW claims the Concept eDrive produces under 90g/km of CO2 and by the time such a powertrain goes into production, it’s hoped that figure will be closer to 50g/km. Sources state a production ready system is still two years away and is expected to arrive in time for the 2016 BMW 5-Series.
As mentioned, the BMW X5 Concept eDrive will make its public debut at the IAA Frankfurt Auto Show 2013.