BMW will be showcasing the BMW Concept X5 eDrive at the New
York International Auto Show 2014 to present what it sees as the logical next
step towards bringing about a radical reduction in fuel consumption and
emissions in the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment.
According to a company statement, the BMW Concept X5 eDrive has a xDrive intelligent
all-wheel-drive system and a luxurious ambience enshrined within an interior
offering tremendous versatility of use with a plug-in hybrid drive system,
according to a company statement. A conventional combustion engine works
together in perfect harmony with the BMW eDrive technology to produce not just
a sporty drive but also a significant reduction in fuel consumption.
As a result, the car is able to drive on electric power
alone at speeds of up to 120 km/h and
for a distance of up to 30 kilometres , while recording average fuel
consumption figures of less than 3.8 l/100 kilometres in the EU test cycle.
The concept study underwent a series of detailed
refinements in preparation for its appearance at the New York International
Auto Show and is equipped with a drive system comprising a 245 hp four-cylinder
petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a 95 hp electric motor
likewise developed by the BMW Group. The motor is supplied with power from a
lithium-ion battery that can be charged from any domestic socket and has
sufficient capacity to enable all-electric driving with zero local emissions
for a range of up to 30 kilometres. To ensure a particularly high level of
crash safety, the high-voltage battery developed for the BMW Concept X5 eDrive
is housed underneath the luggage compartment, whose everyday usability remains
virtually uncompromised thanks to the 40:20:40 split-folding rear backrest and
an almost level loading floor.
In addition to the settings that can be activated using
the BMW Driving Experience Control switch, three driving modes can be selected
according to requirements and the situation at hand: intelligent hybrid drive
with an optimal relationship between sportiness and efficiency (AUTO eDrive),
pure electric and thus local emission-free driving (MAX eDrive) and SAVE
Battery to maintain the current charge level.
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