BMW’s first plug-in hybrid SUV made its world debut on Sunday – what exactly that means, we aren’t sure – BMW has released photos and production specifications for the upcoming X5 eDrive SUV.
With permanent all-wheek-drive and BMW EfficientDynamics eDrive technology, the x5 has a total of 313 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque that accelerates the people-hauler from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds. Top speed of the vehicle is limited to 130 mph or 75 mph when powered purely be the electric motor.
The lithium-ion battery pack has 96 cells powering the 113hp electric motor and a total capacity of 9.0 kWh. All-electric range is only 19 miles, but could still be enough to allow grocery and kid runs on mostly, or all, electric power.
BMW will launch the X5 eDrive plug-in in Fall 2015. They will be built at the South Carolina production plant that builds the internal combustion X5, X6, X3 and X4 models.
The world premiere of the SUV will happen at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show in a few weeks.
If you’re interested in the X5, be sure to check out our X5 eDrive forum