During a special event in France, the wraps were taken off another new BMW concept in the form of the BMW 5-Series GT Concept. The car features an advanced plug-in hybrid powerplant and previews a plethora of new technologies which future BMW models will make use of.
Details about the 5-Series GT Concept remain relatively scarce compared to those announced for the BMW 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid which it debuted alongside. Nevertheless, we know that the BMW 5-Series GT Concept makes use of a plug-in hybrid that delivers a total of 670 hp.
This powertrain combines a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which powers a total of two electric motors. Also used is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and when it is all said and done, the 5-Series GT Concept can cover 100 km on electric power alone.
The BMW 5-Series GT Concept as the name suggests is purely a concept as BMW spokesman Julian Arguelles confirmed to Autoblog. Compared to the 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid and BMW Concept X5 eDrive also introduced, the 5-Series GT Concept is significantly more powerful largely due to the fact that it uses two electric motors rather than one.