BMW Concept X5 eDrive

BMW Concept X5 eDrive plugin

The new BMW X5 has gone plug-in hybrid electric drive. A car that is able to drive on electric power alone at speeds of up to 75 mph and for a distance of up to approximately 20 miles, while recording average fuel efficiency figures of approximately 62 miles per gallon.

The concept car has undergone a series of detailed refinements in preparation for its appearance at the New York International Auto Show. This X5 plugin hybrid has a 245 hp four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a 95 hp electric motor.

The motor is supplied with power from a lithium-ion battery that are high-voltage and housed underneath the luggage compartment.

Like the BMW 328d XDrive I test drove, this car has driving modes of COMFORT, SPORT and ECO PRO. What’s more, two further drive system modes can be activated at the push of a button as an alternative to the AUTO eDrive setting: MAX eDrive for driving solely on electric power in city traffic and SAVE Battery for maintaining the current battery charge.

Can’t wait to test drive!!

Source: BMW at the NY International Auto Show 2014 press kit

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