The X5 eDrive was caught testing early during the week!
The eDrive BMW is set to make it debut next year, with a probably hefty price adding to BMW electric plug-in line up, which already features the i8 and i3 however, this vehicle wont be carrying the i name.
The eDrive will feature three driving modes Intelligent Hybrid Drive; Pure Electric or Save Battery mode that will be link to a four cylinder turbocharged engine racking up around 170 horsepower, remember its a large vehicle. That turbocharged engine with team up with a electric engine punching out 98-100 horsepower, with a 0-60 time under 6 second and can travel up to 70 MPH up to about 19 miles without the help of the gas engine. BMW stated that the vehicle can used domestic charging sockets.
BMW on the X5 eDrive:
The concept study’s BMW eDrive system consists of a four-cylinder combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric motor which is also the work of the BMW Group. The 70 kW/95 hp motor sources its energy from a high-voltage lithium-ion battery. It can be charged from any domestic power socket and has sufficient capacity to enable the car to travel up to 30 kilometres (19 miles) solely on electric power, generating zero local emissions in the process. The high-voltage battery developed for the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is mounted in a particularly crash-safe position underneath the load area, whose capacity remains virtually unchanged as a result. There is a choice of three driving modes, depending on requirements and situation – the intelligent hybrid drive option for an optimum balance between sportiness and efficiency; pure electric and therefore emission-free driving; or Save Battery mode to maintain the current battery charge.
The groundbreaking character of the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is highlighted by understated but precisely arranged design accents. For example, the kidney grille slats, air intake bars and the inlay in the rear bumper – all in the BMW i Blue colour developed for the BMW i brand – present an appealing contrast to the Silverflake metallic exterior paintwork. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive also comes with specially designed roof rails, a connector for the charging cable that lights up during charging, and 21-inch light-alloy wheels in an exclusive, aerodynamically optimised design.
The X5 alone is beautiful and luxurious adding electric power to the vehicle, which is a family favorite is a great idea on BMW part contributing to iFamily of vehicle BMW has going on!
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