BMW X5 eDrive concept becomes more refined

Posted on Sunday, 6 April 2014 , 08:04:35 byTheodora

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BMW X5 eDrive concept becomes more refined

News about hybrid cars is fashion these days. There is an entire web of creating eco-friendly cars in the auto field. There are a few reasons why interest in these vehicles convinced even the most important car manufacturers to enter the trend. Of course, being one of the most complex companies in the world, BMW cannot miss this equation. The Bavarian company promises the introduction of a new version of the BMW X5 eDrive Concept on the occasion of the New York Auto Show.

The BMW X5 eDrive will actually enter production as an xDrive40e model. The first BMW X5 eDrive Concept was presented back in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and here we are now, with a more refined version of the concept. The SUV is powered by a four-cylinder 2.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine generating 245 HP (180 kW) and 540Nm (400 lb-ft) of torque linked to an electric motor that generates 95 HP (70 kW). The combined power is 272HP (200 kW) and the fuel consumption is just around 3.8 liters / 100 km – 61.9 mpg US or 74.3 mpg UK.

The BMW X5 eDrive rides on a set of 21 inch alloy wheels wrapped in low-resistance rubbers. It features three driving modes: intelligent hybrid, pure electric and a “save battery” mode. In pure-electric mode, the range is about 32 km (20 miles) at speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph). The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be charged from any domestic socket. The BMW unlocks huge potential for reducing the fuel consumption and emissions of large models via new technology. On the whole, the concept looks good enough to attract its fans. We’ll see how the production version changes.