backtop


Print 55 comment(s) - last by EricMartello.. on May 15 at 1:55 AM

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



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Tesla!
By EricMartello on 5/15/2014 1:00:41 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Efficiency is not an end in itself but a means to another end. Its good EV’s are efficient because their batteries can be smaller and because they use electricity that someone has to pay for but that is where it stops at the plug.


The entire push behind EVs - including tax subsidies and CAFE standards that place unrealistic fuel efficiency burdens on automakers - are billed as being "more efficient and better for the economy".

I showed you why EVs are actually LESS efficient, and made you look quite stupid in the process. Oh, and I appreciate the irony in the way that the CAFE standards put forth by the EPA, which were meant to be "unattainable", resulted in automakers producing super-efficient gasoline cars that solidify the terrible idea that EVs are with our current method of electricity generation.

quote:
Thank you for playing.


Oh, the game ended several posts ago when you got PWNED by facts and were left with nothing but a complete topic shift (which failed).

Your continued attempts to save face just aren't working out for you...because you are on the wrong side of this argument and politics.


"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki