BMW recently announced that it’s working on a hybrid X5.
The prototype you see above has TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor. When working together, these two powertrains give the X5 the ability to accelerate to 100km/h in less than seven seconds. BMW claims a highly impressive fuel consumption of 3,8 l/100km.
Owners will also be able to recharge the batteries that run the electric motor, making it a plug-in hybrid. Running only on electricity, the X5 hybrid can travel up to 30km.
It’s not clear when the X5 hybrid will make its debut, or whether it will become available in SA.