BMW X5 eDrive presented in Frankfurt

Posted on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 , 15:09:05 byEmil

Filed under silverlakemetallicedriveelectricBMWFrankfurt Motor ShowGermanEuropeanHybrid

BMW X5 eDrive presented in Frankfurt

BMW is one of the top teams in this industry, especially when they are playing the game on their homeground. The Frankfurt Motor Show is off and running, and the X5 eDrive Concept is one of the exciting players of BMW's 'starting 8' in this show.


With the X5 eDrive, the german carmaker presents an innovative way of further reducing the fuel consumption and emissions of an SAV. All-wheel drive is brought face to face with hybrid technology in this concept, and it looks like it will deliver.


The plug-in hybrid comes with a turbocharged TwinPower four-cylinder engine. A 70-kilowatt (95-horsepower) electric motor sits between the engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW states the plug-in X5 will travel up to 19 miles (30 km) on electricity alone, and can achieve speeds of up to 75 mph (120 kmh). Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is quoted at 7.0 seconds. The new concept is equipped with 21-inch alloy wheels, specifically designed to reduce aerodynamic drag.


The X5 hybrid also features a "Save Battery" mode which allows the driver to maintain battery charge and run the car fully as a hybrid for a limited time.


The paint color presented is Silverlake Metallic. On the air intake bars, bumper inlays and grille, the plug-in concept has some of the blue tendencies of the i electric cars, BMW i3 and i8.


The BMW X5 Concept eDrive can be charged from a regular power outlet. Official data indicates that the car currently produces less than 90 g/km of CO2, and by the time it hits production, it is hoped that this will considerably reduce to a figure somewhere in the 50 to 60 range. Fuel-wise, the car estimatedly needs 3.8 L per 100km (61.8 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK). Based on current reports, we will still have to wait for about two more years until we see the X5 eDrive ready for production.


BMW X5 eDrive presented in Frankfurt image BMW X5 eDrive presented in Frankfurt image
BMW X5 eDrive presented in Frankfurt image BMW X5 eDrive presented in Frankfurt image
BMW X5 eDrive presented in Frankfurt image BMW X5 eDrive presented in Frankfurt image