BMW has used the Vienna Motor Symposium to announce they're focused on developing their new Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system for medium and large vehicles.

BMW has used the Vienna Motor Symposium to announce they're focused on developing their new Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system for medium and large vehicles.

Described as the "next stage of development," the plug-in hybrid system features two electric motors and a combustion engine.  The system was originally previewed last year on a 5-Series GT prototype which had an electric-only range of up to 100 km (62 miles) and a combined maximum output in excess of 680 PS (500 kW) and 1,015 Nm (750 lb-ft) of torque.

While BMW was coy on specifics, they hinted the powertrain would give production models an overall range of approximately 600 km (310 miles) which "guarantees a long-distance capability that is also adequate for large vehicles."  The company also pointed out that nearly 80 percent of average commutes would be covered in all-electric mode.

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BMW focused on developing their new Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system