Frankfurt Live – BMW X5 eDrive Concept graces the stage

Nithyanandh

Nithyanandh K,

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The BMW X5 eDrive Concept has been unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show today.

BMW X5 eDrive Front

Though termed as a concept, the hybrid SUV seems to be production ready. The X5 eDrive is powered by a four-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged petrol engine which is assisted by an electric motor. The motor gets its supply of electricity from a Li-ion battery pack that is stored in a crash-safe compartment underneath the boot floor, and without jeopardizing the boot space.

BMW X5 eDrive Rear

The power output of the engine is not discussed but BMW says the electric motor produces 95bhp. The plug-in hybrid can operate on pure electricity for up to 30km at speeds not exceeding 120kph. The overall fuel economy stands at 3.8L/100km (26.31kpl). The CO2 emissions are contained at 90g/km, which is commendable for an SUV this big.

BMW X5 eDrive Side

The concept advertises its low carbon footprint with its i-Blue-painted kidney grille and air intakes on the bumpers. Specially designed roof rails and aerodynamically optimized 21-inch alloy wheels add more individuality. Not to mention the charging socket on the front left fender.

BMW hasn’t announced whether or not the X5 eDrive would be entering production. Given the impressive performance statistics, we think the company should consider launching the clean and green SUV.

BMW X5 eDrive Concept Image Gallery

Head to Page 2 to get more details from the press release.

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