BMW has confirmed that it plans to come up with the mass-produced version of the 2014 BMW Concept X5 eDrive, which it showcased at Frankfurt earlier this year.
While BMW has refrained from giving any dates, it has stated that the production model would be launched only after 2014. The production model is being expected to look much like the concept X5 eDrive and safely expect it to be powered by the same powertrain.
Powering the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a four-pot petrol engine which comes equipped with BMW TwinPower turbocharger. Coupled with this engine is a 95bhp electric motor which derives its juice from a lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack is housed in a “crash-safe” position below the boot.
In Electric only mode, the car has a top whack of 120kmph. The X5 eDrive boasts of a 0-100 kmph time of 7 seconds.The car has a range of 30km on electric-only mode. The fuel economy in the hybrid mode is rated at 3.8L/100km. The CO2 emissions are less than 90g/km.
The X5 eDrive can be differentiated from the regular X5 by the BMW iBlue-colored kidney grille, extra air intake, new roof rails and aerodynamically optimized 21-inch alloy wheels.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the upcoming production spec BMW X5 eDrive