Bmw X5 Hybrid
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Running in eDrive mode, the BMW X5 eDrive powers all four wheels up to 20 miles and at speeds up to 75 mph. Motivating the X5 eDrive is a 95 hp electric motor and a four cylinder motor. The seamless transition between electric, combined electric-petrol and pure petrol is remarkably smooth. The BMW i blue touches may just well be the biggest clue to what lurks underneath an otherwise normal appearing X5.
, BMW is launching a different breed of electrified vehicle, one that appears quite conventional to the casual observer. The plug-in-hybrid version of the X5—a car that BMW has nicknamed “the Boss”—is almost indistinguishable from its conventionally powered siblings, even sporting massive exhaust pipes. It was first shown at the Frankfurt auto show last fall, and now we’ve had a chance to slide behind the wheel of a prototype.