Published on August 22nd, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown4
BMW X5 Hybrid Spied In South Carolina
August 22nd, 2013 by Nicholas Brown
A BMW X5 hybrid has been spotted with a distinctive-patterned test vehicle paint job. It was known to be a hybrid because of the presence of a hybrid emblem and an electrical receptacle for charging, which also makes it seem likely the BMW X5 will be a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
BMW intends to unveil the eDrive version of the X5 (the very first one at that) at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. According to BMWBlog, the hybrid version of the X5 will be very similar to the gasoline and diesel versions. It has a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor. If production of this vehicle commences, it is likely to be available in the US next year, following the release of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 (which was also just recently spied testing) to become BMW’s third electric car. Below is one photo. For more, check out BMWBlog.
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