Spyshots: Hybrid BMW X5 Goes Out for Tests in Traffic

It seems like the BMW eDrive Hybrid X5 Concept the Germans unveiled earlier this year will go into production sooner than we thought. Our spy photographers just caught the first prototype of  the car out in real traffic, testing.
BMW X5 eDrive Spyshots 6 photos
Photo: CarPix
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When BMW unveiled the concept in Frankfurt, earlier this year, they didn’t specify what kind of internal combustion engine it will be using. However, they did say that the electric motor will be developing 95 HP, allowing the X5 to get up to 75 mph (120 km/h) on electric mode alone and have an electric range of 19 miles (30 km).

On top of that, the car will be doing 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in under 7 seconds and will cover up to 62 miles on one single gallon of petrol (3.8 l/100km) while releasing less than 90 grams of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere for each kilometer.

Judging by the looks of the car, we’ll be seeing it officially launched in 2014 (probably somewhere in the second half of the year).
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