BMW revealed the 2013 BMW X5 EDrive Concept ahead
on its public debut This BMW 2013 BMW X5 EDrive developed plug-in hybrid powertrain looks quite promising: it maintains the xDrive AWD system’s torque split ability to all four wheels even when running in hybrid or full electric mode.
The looks of the X5 eDrive concept are quite masculine and performance-focused, in contrast to the most likely buyers of fuel-sipping family cars. More of the original X5’s broad stance is visible in these press images, showing off the shrouded and super-aerodynamic 21-inch wheels front and rear. The spiffy performance tires and wheel setup is quite unusual for an economy-focused model of any kind, but they certainly help the BMW X5 eDrive look cooler and even more unique than the previous X5 M.
The X5 eDrive mirrors some of the more interesting elements of the BMW i range, including the blue-tinted chrome accents to the grille bar and blue accent lines in the lower bumpers. A blue-trimmed charge port door is prominently mounted on the front fender – looking quite nice with the fender vent of this concept.
Some layered sculpting appears in the eDrive’s lower bumper in a dark brushed-metal finish that is a clear i8 styling nod. The front bumper is far smoother toward its bottom edges than the standard X5, while additional underbody panels divert air around the tires and high-drag items like a car’s exposed exhaust tubing.
Front straight ahead, the latest BMW eDrive’s styling is very similar to the standard X5 that is all-new for 2014. Large and more square and three-dimensional kidney grilles are becoming a BMW SAV staple versus the lower and rounder bumper-mounted kidney grilles on cars like the latest 750i and X1 M Sport. The headlight assemblies are also oversized and dominate the nose appearance with chopped internal white LED lighting optics.
Out back, the X5 eDrive mirrors the planted stance of the X5 M via those visibly enormous tires and a clean tailgate design. A blue brightwork element joins the two flush-mounted bumper exhaust vents in a relatively garish way – but at least the eDrive badge is small and subtle. see full review bmw x5 edrive here