BMW is planning to introduce a production version of the newly unveiled X5 eDrive Concept, which might make its way onto the market in two or three years.
The announcement hasn’t been made official by the German based automaker, but Peter Wolf, the company’s head of production line for large vehicles, has recently spoken to motoring.com.au and suggested that the X5 eDrive will get a production version. However, the company’s official didn’t provide an exact timetable for when the model is expected to hit the market, but Wolf did actually say that this won’t happen in 2014, so rumors are saying that we might see it one or two years later.
As part of the carmaker’s EfficientDynamics strategy, a plug-in hybrid model for each vehicle made by the company is the BMW objective, but the battery packing, which is affecting future plug-in hybrid cars, is the only problem left. The BMW X5 eDrive Concept is coming with a TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, backed up by an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The setup is allowing the AWD concept to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7 seconds. The average fuel consumption stands at 3.8L / 100 km (74.3 mpg UK / 61.8 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions stop at 90 g/km.