BMW introduces eDrive in the hybrid Concept X5 headed for Frankfurt

OD Newsdesk Published: August 27, 2013, 05:09 PM IST

BMW first spoke of the eDrive concept at the Paris Auto Show last year. Now, for the Frankfurt Auto Show, BMW has combined the eDrive with its intelligent all-wheel drive system xDrive. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a plug-in hybrid of pedigree.

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The car is capable of travelling 30kms in electric-only mode at speeds of up to 120kmph, and returns efficiency numbers of 31.5kmpl and CO2 emission numbers of 90g/km. The concept consists of a four-cylinder combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a 70 kW electric motor which sources its energy from a high-voltage lithium-ion battery. Power is sent to the wheels through the xDrive system, so it has the ride abilities of an SUV.

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There is a choice of three driving modes, depending on requirements and situation – the intelligent hybrid drive option for a balance between performance and efficiency; pure electric for emission-free driving; or Safe Battery mode to maintain battery charge.

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There are a few touches of the blue colour from the 'i' lineup on the slats in the grille, a stripe along the lower air intake and an inlay in the rear bumper. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive also comes with specially designed roof rails, a connector for the charging cable that lights up during charging, and 21-inch light-alloy wheels.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 74.9 Lakhs
Displacement
2998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
265
Max Torque(Nm)
450
Mileage
11.24 Kmpl
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