It looks like BMW has plans to put Frankfurt 2013′s BMW Concept X5 eDrive to production, as evident by this protoype hybrid X5 being tested.
This black X5 has a ‘Hybrid Test Vehicle’ sticker on the side, and like the concept, there’s a flap for the charger plug-in socket below the A-pillar. On the rear, there’s a badge that clearly spells eDrive above the left taillamp just like the concept, although it has been taped over.
Frankfurt’s Concept X5 eDrive features a four-cylinder engine paired to a 95 hp electric motor, which draws power from a lithium-ion battery installed beneath the luggage area.
It can run on zero emissions electric-only mode for up to 30 km, up to speeds of 120 km/h. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint can be done in 7.0 seconds, and average fuel consumption is just 3.8 litres per 100 km.