According to BMW this offer is an answer to longer trips that cannot be met by electric vehicles such as the i3.
For the 3 Series eDrive (probable name if we refer to the plug-in hybrid X5 - because at the moment no name is announced) features a gasoline four-cylinder Twin-Power Turbo and an electric motor, eDrive technologies derived from BMWi such as the battery - the combined power is announced at 245hp for 400nm of torque with a range of 35km, emissions 50g/km and fuel consumption of 2l per 100km.
The brand announces that its new technology can offer a combined power of 500kW (670hp) and batteries up to 20kWh for an electric range up to 100km instead of the usual 50km of plug-in hybrids.
For the record some days ago there was talks between BMW and Tesla on batteries and also the presentation of a rechargeable hybrid 5 Series 530Le for the Chinese market only!
This announcement also echoes Audi’s plug-in hybrid offensive.