BMW has recently announced its plans to introduce the hybrid version of the new X5 generation next month, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in a world premiere.

The German based automaker’s BMW latest creation is named the Concept X5 eDrive and it’s actually a hybrid version of the SUV’s new generation. The model in question will get a TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine under its hood, backed up by an electric motor which is generating an extra 95 HP (70 kW). There is also a “classic” lithium-ion battery back which can be recharged from a public charging station, a Wallbox or from any domestic power socket.

The new BMW Concept X5 eDrive has an electric range of 30 km (19 miles) and it can achieve a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) in the electric mode. The average fuel consumption stands at 3.8 L / 100 km (74.3 mpg UK / 61.8 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions stop at less than 90 g/km. Some exterior upgrades will differentiate the plug-in hybrid from the regular version, like the new 21-inch alloy wheels, the roof rails and some other tweaks. Additional details on the BMW Concept X5 eDrive are limited for the moment and will be announced in Frankfurt, on the 10th of September.


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