BMW X5 plug-in hybrid eDrive could be here sooner than expected
Our spy photographers found "several" X5 prototypes cruising the streets of Germany emblazoned with the words "Hybrid Test Vehicle." Other than that, the on-road version looks incredibly similar to the concept we saw on the auto show stage, and the CarPix guys say they "wouldn't be surpriced if it hits the market in late 2014." That's a lot sooner than, "we don't know."
The powertrain in the concept X5 eDrive used a turbocharged four-cylinder engine of unknown output and a 95-horsepower electric motor to his 62 miles per hour in under seven seconds. Top speed on EV power was 75 mph and the EV range was 19 miles. Fuel efficiency was pegged at around 62 mile per gallon.
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