BMW has introduced the X5 eDrive concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Dubbed a logical step in the match towards "landmark efficiency," the X5 eDrive has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, a 95 HP (70 kW) electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. This setup enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than seven seconds and average 3.8 L/100km (61.8 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of less than 90 g/km. When the model is running on electricity alone, the crossover can travel up to 30 km (19 miles) at speeds up to 120 km/h (75 mph).

On the styling front there isn't much to report as the model only gains BMW i-inspired blue accents, new roof rails and aerodynamic 21-inch light alloy wheels. It's also worth noting that the cargo capacity has been "slightly reduced" thanks to the aforementioned lithium-ion battery.

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