A BMW 5-Series GT prototype, with eDrive and Twin Power Turbo technology, has been introduced recently during the Group Innovation Days 2014.
After officially pulling the wraps off the BMW has also introduced the 5-Series GT prototype, with eDrive and Twin Power Turbo technology, during the same Group Innovation Days 2014. The model in question is providing a preview of the future plug-in hybrid models which will be coming with some impressive performance such as the 680 HP (500 kW) and a peak torque of 1,015 Nm (750 lb-ft).
BMW says that the electric motors are fed by a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery, installed longitudinally at the back of the center tunnel and horizontally below the rear seat area, and the battery will be providing a maximum range of 100 km (62 mph) on electric power. The conventional engine can act as a generator in order to produce electricity or as a performance booster to power the front wheels. The electric motor, which is rear mounted, is providing power to the rear wheels through a multi-speed transmission. There is also a front mounted electric motor, which is operated through the 8-speed transmission. The vehicle has an AWD when necessary.