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First time eDrive and xDrive tech has been combined in one vehicle

BMW has unveiled the Concept X5 eDrive, which will be showcased at the New York International Auto Show. Although the vehicle is labeled as a concept, it’s a dead ringer for the production plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s popular crossover that it plans to bring to market sometime within the next year or two.
 
The hybrid drive system gets its primary motivation from a 245hp turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. That gas engine is combined with a 95hp/184 lb-ft electric motor developed by the BMW Group. Power for the electric motor comes from a lithium-ion battery pack (which is mounted under the cargo area) that can charge from any wall outlet.
 
The Concept X5 eDrive can drive on electricity alone for up to 20 miles at speeds up to 75 mph. BMW says that the car will have an average fuel consumption of over 74.3 mpg in the EU testing cycle (which means we’ll likely see less than half of that quoted figure under EPA guidelines). BMW says that the X5 concept can reach 62mph in under 7-seconds.

 
The Concept X5 eDrive is the first from BMW that uses its xDrive all-wheel-drive system paired with eDrive hybrid technology.
 
The concept also has a ConnectedDrive system that helps plan routes and lists the location of charging stations on the GPS map. This allows the driver to find a charging station when they are around town in electric mode.

Source: BMW



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RE: Tesla!
By flyingpants1 on 4/14/2014 7:33:27 PM , Rating: 2
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A tesla with an 85 kW/h battery can get you about 30 miles in "real world conditions", and that's likely on the high side...but let's say it is.


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Sets a new bar for failure.


Yeah!
-First electric AWD SUV, best traction control in existence
-Lowest CoG of any SUV
-Lowest drag of any SUV
-Safest SUV (Model S rated one of the safest cars ever)
-One of the fastest acceleration times of any production vehicle ever
-One of the cheapest SUV to drive
-Can be driven cross-country for free and with 0 emissions, for life, with supercharging stations
-Can be driven completely 100% free and with 0 emissions, with home solar
-Seats 7

FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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