The 2014 Bmw X5 wants to take the fuel-efficiency to another level in the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment and as a result the German manufacturer revealed its latest creation: ladies and gentlemen, this is the BMW Concept X5 eDrive. Set to make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new concept car is powered by a four-cylinder combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, paired with an electric motor which delivers 95 hp (70 kW) that gets its energy from a high-voltage lithium-ion battery.
The battery can be charged from any domestic power socket and offers en electric-only range of 30 kilometres or 19 miles. Moreover, the X5 eDrive has a top speed of 120 km/h or 75 mph using just electricity.
The high-voltage battery is mounted underneath the load area and this means that the X5 will offer the same space as the standard version. Just like any other hybrid vehicle, the X5 eDrive will offer three driving modes: the intelligent hybrid drive option balanced between sportiness and efficiency, pure electric or Save Battery mode to maintain the current battery charge.
Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 3.8 litres per 100 km (74.3 mpg imp). Bmw Concept X5 eDrive also offers ECO PRO mode, which is activated using the Driving Experience Control switch and encourages a particularly efficient driving style. In terms of design, the Concept X5 eDrive comes with kidney grille slats, air intake bars and inlay in the rear bumper painted in Bmw I Blue colour developed for the Bmw i brand. Specially designed roof rails are also seen as well as a connection for the charging cable that lights up during charging and 21-inch alloy wheels in an aerodynamically optimized design.