2013 IAA: BMW Concept X5 eDrive feels at home in Frankfurt [Live Photos]

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 11, 2013

Fuel efficiency is the highlight of the BMW Concept X5 eDrive, which was introduced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker aims to bring the fuel efficiency of the 2014 Bmw X5 to another level in the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment. Powering the new concept car is a four-cylinder combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, coupled with an electric motor that’s powered by a high-voltage lithium-ion battery and has an output of 95 hp (70 kW).

Any domestic power socket can be used to power the battery that provides an electric-only range of 30 kilometres or 19 miles. In addition, the X5 eDrive has a top speed of 120 km/h or 75 mph when employing only electricity. We can find the high-voltage battery under the load area.

Because of this, the X5 is as spacious as the standard version. Similar to other hybrid vehicles, the X5 eDrive is available in three driving modes. First is the intelligent hybrid drive option balanced between sportiness and efficiency. Then there’s pure electric and Save Battery mode. In the EU test cycle, it’s recorded to have an average fuel consumption of 3.8 litres per 100 km (74.3 mpg imp).

In addition, Bmw Concept X5 eDrive provides ECO PRO mode, which becomes activated with the use of the Driving Experience Control switch and ushers in a very efficient driving style. The Concept X5 eDrive is very stylish with kidney grille slats, air intake bars and inlay in the rear bumper that’s finished in Bmw I Blue colour made for the Bmw i brand. It also features specially designed roof rails, a connection for the charging cable that illuminates up during charging, and a set of 21-inch alloy wheels in an aerodynamically optimized design.

Topics: bmw, bmw x5, concept, iaa

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