BMW X5 Concept heads for production

Posted on Friday, 27 September 2013 , 18:09:28 byTheodora

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BMW X5 Concept heads for production

Hybrid and electric vehicles are very fashionable these days. There is an entire web of creating eco-friendly cars in the auto field and the reasons why interest in these vehicles convinced even the most important car manufacturers to enter the trend are not few. Of course, being one of the most complex companies in the world, BMW cannot miss this equation. The Bavarian company has just introduced the BMW X5 Concept that has a plug-in hybrid system at Frankfurt Motor Show. Although it hasn’t been that long since the time, BMW has already revealed the fact that the concept will head for production.

Despite the fact that the BMW officials admitted that the BMW X5 Concept will enter production, they haven’t engaged to a precise moment. It will certainly not be in 2014. They still have to work on the battery pack, but this is something necessary for all their future hybrid cars. The German company wishes to have a plug-in hybrid version for each BMW branded model family. There are hybrid versions for the 3, 5 and 7 Series. Besides these, BMW also prides with the i3 and i8 models.

The BMW X5 eDrive Concept is powered by a 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. It can be driven in three modes. The options are the hybrid drive mode, the pure electric mode and the safe mode, which keeps the battery charge intact. The concept SUV can sprint the 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 7.0 seconds. In pure electric mode, the vehicle can run around 30km or 19 miles. The concept features blue accents on the grille, air intake bars and in the rear bumper.  Let’s just wait and see how the production model will look like.