BMW announces on the novelties list from Frankfurt the X5 concept of a hybrid that can be fed from the outlet. BMW eDrive technology guarantees, in the electric mode, a maximum speed of 120 km/h and a range up to 30 km. When running electric-gas, the average consumption is 3.8 liters/ 100 km.
The solution proposed by BMW includes an internal combustion engine with four cylinders and two turbines and a 95 hp electric engine powered by a Li-Ion battery. The battery can be powered from any outlet and allows a range up to 30 km. The hybrid system can operate in three modes: intelligent, namely the regime in which the two sources of power alternate, electric 100% and “Save Battery”.
The X5 eDrive concept is the first experiment of BMW where hybrid technology overlaps the intelligent xDrive all-wheel drive. Rough terrain skills are announced at an already recognized level for the X5 range, while the average consumption is 3.8 liters/ 100 km and the CO2 emissions do not exceed 90 g/km. The 96 hp electric engine is powerful enough to provide a maximum speed of 120 km in the electric mode, but also contributes to the overall behavior of the system. X5 eDrive accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds.
With the mission of streamlining to the maximum the gas consumption, and to use, mainly, the electricity, BMW specialists call for the navigation functions. The driver is guided on a less crowded road and is permanently informed about the charge level of the battery. Depending on the remaining battery time, on the central display can be shown points where there are charging sockets and the necessary time until the battery reaches full capacity again. All information of the system is viewed on smartphones through an application, as well as the programming of the conditioning system on distance.