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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 7:44:25 PM , Rating: 2
And yet in other threads, you deride the Tesla as having a low top speed compared to other models.

News flash, people use quick acceleration a lot more often than they drive at 125mph+, mostly because one is legal and the other isn't.


RE: Tesla!
By Reclaimer77 on 4/14/2014 8:07:30 PM , Rating: 2
Yes because a car that costs that much is expected to have performance of a certain caliber, even if you never use it.

The Model S compared to cars in it's class has very poor interior amenities, and a pitiful top speed.

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News flash, people use quick acceleration a lot more often than they drive at 125mph+


News flash, by any objective measure cars competing with the Model S have great acceleration as well.


RE: Tesla!
By Mint on 4/15/2014 10:52:38 AM , Rating: 2
Nobody cares about top speed in a full size sedan. If you go over 130mph on a public road outside Germany, you should have your license revoked.

This is more than "great" acceleration. MotorTrend has tested countless cars in it 45-65 passing test, and few are faster than the 1.7s that the Model S takes (even a Corvette Z51 is slower). None have as much interior room:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhTL13ai_mU

It's quicker than the S550, A7/A8, 650i Gran Coupe, Panamera GTS, etc. There's only one large car that can out-accelerate it under $120k, and it's barely any less. I'll leave it to you to figure that out.

Americans (and almost every buyer in this segment) have ALWAYS loved power, loved big cars, and loved good looks. Few cars match the Model S in acceleration, room, and appearance, and none under $100k.

That's why it's outselling its gas competitors, above all else (all other EV sales prove that the green factor barely helps at all). The sooner you realize that, the sooner you'll stop the nitpicking hate of Tesla.


RE: Tesla!
By Reclaimer77 on 4/15/2014 6:28:54 PM , Rating: 2
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Nobody cares about top speed in a full size sedan.


Oh nice argument. Great supporting evidence too.

Well then I declare that "nobody" cares about acceleration in a full size sedan.

Ohhh, what now?

People don't buy Tesla's because it's a performance car. Get a clue. If it drove like a dump truck, Elon Musk would still be a hero.


RE: Tesla!
By Mint on 4/15/2014 8:45:42 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Oh nice argument. Great supporting evidence too.
Go find major reviews for the S-class, A8, 750i, etc where top speed is listed as a pro or con. Nobody cares.

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Well then I declare that "nobody" cares about acceleration in a full size sedan.
Go find a review about such cars that doesn't talk about acceleration. It's a major review point.

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People don't buy Tesla's because it's a performance car. Get a clue. If it drove like a dump truck, Elon Musk would still be a hero.
Then why are so many people buying the performance version? Tesla's ASP is over $100k (google it), so most sales would have to be the P85 model ($93k base).

All other EVs have tiny market share in their segment, except for BYD's Qin PHEV (5.9s 0-60, ~$32k), which is selling faster than they can make them in China.


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