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2014 BMW X5 eDrive Concept unveiled

10 April 2014

The hybrid version of the BMW X5 is getting closer to production. The German manufacturer updates the X5 eDrive Concept and unveils it ahead its debut during New York Auto Show, scheduled to open it gates next week on April 17th.

2014 BMW X5 eDrive Concept

The concept receives a new exterior colour, Silverflake metallic combined with iBlue accents to better diferentiate it from standard version. The prototype benefits from roof rails and 21 inch alloy wheels, specially created.

On the inside, the concept comes with leeather upholstery with blue contrast stitching, piano black trim, blue accents, eDrive embossed headrests, blue ambient lighting and transparent cover for the battery.

Under the hood, BMW uses a hybrid system, including a 180 kW/245 hp four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a 70 kW/95 hp electric motor. The electric engine uses a lithium-ion battery, chargeable from any domestic socket. It can offer a zero emission range of 30 km. The hybrid system can be driven in three modes: intelligent hybrid drive with an optimal relationship between sportiness and efficiency (AUTO eDrive), pure electric and thus local emission-free driving (MAX eDrive) and SAVE Battery to maintain the current charge level.

2014 BMW X5 eDrive Concept

BMW X5 eDrive Concept consumption

The combined power can offer a 0-100 km sprint in less than seven seconds, while consuming only 3.8 L/100 (61.8 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK) and have CO2 emissions under 90 g/km.

The X5 plug-in hybrid will be built at Spartanburg factory in United States, along others BMW X models.