Skip advert
Advertisement

BMW X5 hybrid concept revealed

BMW has revealed a new X5 hybrid concept car, called the eDrive, which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show

BMW has revealed pictures and details of a new plug-in hybrid X5 concept car, called the eDrive, ahead of its launch at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

The concept showcases BMW’s latest petrol-electric hybrid plug-in drivetrain, which mates four-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine with a 94bhp electric motor and high-voltage lithium-ion battery.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Key figures include an average fuel consumption figure of 74.3mpg, and a range of up to 19 miles in electric-only mode. BMW also says that the eDrive can reach speeds of 75mph in electric mode. CO2 figures are said to be less than 90g/km.

With a plug socket located on the front wing, the battery can be charged from any domestic power socket, or quick charge points. Although the main intention is to boost economy and lower emissions, BMW say that the electric motor is also used during acceleration, giving a 0-62mph time of under 7.0secs.

The exterior of the X5 has been slightly modified to increase aerodynamic efficiency and many of the details including grille slats are finished in the BMW i Blue colour.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

BMW i4 eDrive35 review: does less equal more?
BMW i4 eDrive35 – front
Reviews

BMW i4 eDrive35 review: does less equal more?

BMW’s cheapest i4 gets a smaller battery, less power and a £50,755 price tag – is it a worthy alternative to a Polestar 2?
12 Apr 2024
Italy bans Alfa Romeo Milano name, so now it’s Alfa Romeo Junior
Alfa Romeo Junior/Milano
News

Italy bans Alfa Romeo Milano name, so now it’s Alfa Romeo Junior

Just a few days after the Milano's reveal, Alfa Romeo has been forced to change the car’s name entirely
15 Apr 2024
BMW M5 (F90) Fast Fleet test – 9 months with the 592bhp four-door
evo Fast Fleet BMW M5 F90
Long term tests

BMW M5 (F90) Fast Fleet test – 9 months with the 592bhp four-door

It may have been faster, more powerful and more complex that any M5 before, but the 592bhp F90 also managed to channel the spirit of some of its more …
12 Apr 2024