• Sign in
  • |
  • Sign up

Auto Show:  2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW Concept X5 eDrive: Frankfurt Auto Show

RELATED READING
See all BMW articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs Infiniti cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon

author photo by Doug DeMuro September 2013

What Is It?

The BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a plug-in hybrid version of BMW's popular X5 luxury crossover. Based on the all-new, third-generation X5, the Concept X5 eDrive mates a 95-horsepower electric motor to a turbocharged 4-cylinder powerplant. The result is an electric-only top speed of 75 miles per hour and a fully electric range of around 19 miles on a single charge. BMW also says 0-to-60 miles per hour will come in under seven seconds. While the automaker says its X5 eDrive is officially a concept car, the model is expected to reach production with few tweaks from the concept.

How Much?

Prices haven't been announced, but based on competitors, we'd expect to see the X5 eDrive start in the upper-$50,000 range.

When Can You Get It?

We'd expect a production version late next year or early in 2015.

Add It to Your Shopping List Because...

If you're looking to combine a luxury car with plug-in hybrid technology, the choices remain limited. That's especially true in the luxury SUV world, where the BMW Concept X5 eDrive would compete against the newly announced plug-in hybrid Range Rover -- and little else. Yes, it's true BMW's diesel-powered X5 xDrive35d might get similar gas mileage. But for drivers who want electric power, the upcoming plug-in hybrid X5 has few rivals.

Other Cars To Consider

Audi Q5 Hybrid -- Audi's Q5 Hybrid is a size smaller than the X5, but it remains one of the few available choices for drivers who want a hybrid SUV. Like most rivals, the Q5 Hybrid isn't a plug-in but just a standard gas-powered hybrid vehicle.

BMW X5 xDrive35d -- The diesel-powered X5 is certainly another option for shoppers who want a fuel-efficient X5 without waiting. Gas mileage is rated at 19 miles per gallon city/26 mpg hwy, which is a strong figure for a luxury SUV.

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid -- It's not a plug-in hybrid, but the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid comes close to the X5 in many ways. The biggest is performance, as the Cayenne and X5 stand out among luxury SUVs for their on-road handling prowess.

Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid -- Although the plug-in Range Rover is not yet on sale, the upcoming model will give the X5 a run for its money. While the Range Rover can't match the BMW's 19-mile range, it offers a torquey diesel engine and famous Range Rover panache.

See all Frankfurt Auto Show news

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2016 BMW 4 Series Coupe
New 2016 BMW 4 Series
MSRP $48,495
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan
Used 2013 BMW 3 Series
$34,996
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2016 BMW 2 Series Coupe
New 2016 BMW 2 Series
MSRP $53,620
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i
New 2015 BMW X5
MSRP $63,120
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
Close 
BMW Concept X5 eDrive: Frankfurt Auto Show - Autotrader