BMW has released a new promotional video that highlights the Concept X5 eDrive.

BMW has released a new promotional video that highlights the Concept X5 eDrive.

Designed to preview an upcoming production model, the concept has a familiar design but is distinguished by a Silverflake metallic exterior with BMW i Blue accents. The crossover has also aerodynamic roof rails and bespoke 21-inch alloy wheels.

Bigger changes occur under the skin as the concept has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a 245 PS (180 kW) TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, a 95 PS (70 kW) electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. This setup enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than seven seconds and travel up to 30 km (18.6 miles) on electricity alone. More importantly, the concept consumes less than 3.8 L/100 (61.8 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK) and has CO2 emissions under 90 g/km.

According to Communications Manager Annette Connor, "You have the best of both worlds, everything that a conventional engine offers you - the reach, the power, the dynamics, the efficiency - and additionally you can drive such a concept, eDrive, as a pure electric car."

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