BMW has announced plans to bring a hybrid version of the new X5 at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

BMW has announced plans to bring a hybrid version of the new X5 at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

The hybrid powertrain of the concept features a TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder gasoline combustion engine working together with an electric motor that generates 95 HP (70 kW) and gets its energy from a lithium-ion battery pack installed underneath the load area. BMW says the batteries can be recharged from any domestic power socket, as well as from public charging stations or a Wallbox.

The X5 eDrive can run only on electric power for up to 19 miles (30 km) and during this time it can achieve a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). It manages to have a fuel consumption of only 3.8 liters / 100 km (61.8 mpg US or 74.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of less than 90 g/km.

The plug-in hybrid X5 has received a few cosmetic updates like the new roof rails and more aerodynamic 21-inch alloys. It comes with a choice of three driving modes: intelligent hybrid, pure electric and a "save battery" mode which if activated will maintain the charge level.

Further details are available in the attached press release.

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