The third generation of the BMW X5 was revealed a couple of months ago and now the Bavarian marque is announcing a plug-in hybrid concept which will be showcased in Frankfurt this September during the 2013 IAA auto event. At its heart is a 4-cylinder gasoline combustion TwinPower Turbo engine that is coupled to a 95 HP (70 kW) electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The latter has been positioned underneath the load area and can be charged from a public charging station, a Wallbox or from any domestic power sockets.
The BMW Concept X5 eDrive is capable of running solely on electric power for up to 19 miles (30km) before running out of juice. Its top speed while powered by the electric motor stands at 75 mph (120 km/h). Overall, the concept can return 61.8 mpg (74.3 mpg UK or 3.8 liters / 100 km) while CO2 emissions are below 90 g/km.
Aside from the greener powertrain, this plug-in hybrid X5 can also be distinguished by its aero-tweaked 21-inch wheels and the redesigned roof rails.