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BMW Set to Launch its Plug-In Hybrid in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Auto Show will serve as the backdrop for the launch of BMW’s new plug-in hybrid X5, the X5 eDrive. With an autonomy of 30 kilometres in 100% electric mode, this rechargeable hybrid can reach a top-speed of 120 km/h without help from the gasoline engine.

BMW has released European fuel-economy ratings of 3.8L/100km and 0-100km/h performances of less than 7 seconds. The X5 eDrive is equipped with a TwinPower turbo 4-cylinder engine and 95 hp electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery.

A number of visual clues have been added to separate the X5 eDrive from the fold including blue grille, air intake and rear bumper inserts, developed exclusively for the BMW i brand.

Although only a concept vehicle at this point, chances are that we may see it on our roads in the not-so-distant future.

BMW Concept5 X5 eDrive side view
Photo: BMW