The new BMW X5 raises efficiency to another new level in the world of the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). The BMW Concept X5 eDrive combines the brand of driving pleasure for which the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is renowned and a luxurious ambience within the variable-use interior with a plug-in hybrid drive concept. Top speed is 75 mph, with a maximum range of 19 miles on electric power alone and average fuel consumption of 74.3 mpg.
The concept study’s BMW eDrive system consists of a four-cylinder combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric motor. The 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 19 miles solely on electric power, generating zero local emissions in the process.