The further refined BMW Concept X5 eDrive being exhibited at the New York Auto Show demonstrates the lengths that BMW is going to in an effort to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in the luxury Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment.
The 180 kW/245 hp four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology works in unison with a 70 kW/95 hp electric motor to enable the concept study to drive purely on electric power at speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph) with a maximum range of 30 kilometres (approx. 20 miles).
The electric motor draws its power from a lithium-ion battery that can be charged from any domestic socket. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid drive concept, the BMW Concept X5 eDrive returns a highly impressive average fuel consumption of just 3.8 l/100 km (74.3 mpg imp) in the EU test cycle.
The electrification of the powertrain under the umbrella of BMW eDrive enables BMW to unlock huge potential for reducing the fuel consumption and emissions of large models.