We’ve heard tell that technology is the name of the game in New York this year, and you just know that BMW isn’t going to be beaten in that arena. Case in point, the latest concept for the BMW X5 eDrive.
The Boss is getting a plug-in hybrid system that will reportedly give it a 20-mile range on battery power alone. BMW says this will be great for urban areas, but of course the system will work efficiently with a 4-cylinder engine, too. Intelligent as any of its siblings, the X5 eDrive will be able to seamlessly shift from gasoline to battery power, or draw on a combination. It actually shares tech with the i8 hybrid sports car, so you can be sure this SAV will be as fun to drive as ever.
For the nitty-gritty on how to control the X5 eDrive’s hybrid powertrain, we recommend you read this first impression from Autoweek, who were lucky enough to drive the concept prior to the show. Afterward, stop in back here and tell us what you think in the comments, and continue to check into Leith BMW for all your New York Auto Show news.