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New BMW Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system can go up to 600 km

New BMW Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system can go up to 600 km image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: BMW | posted May 12, 2015 11:52

BMW Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system generates up to 679 PS

BMW has introduced the company's new Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system during the 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium.

According to Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, the plug-in hybrid system will feature an “all-around electric driving experience” as well as “enhanced dynamics at higher speeds.”

The company adds that the Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system will be equipped in BMW's future vehicle architecture for medium and large vehicle segments.

The plug-in hybrid system was revealed through a 5-series GT prototype, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that generates 231 PS. The said prototype was then fitted with two electric motors that produces a combined output of 679 PS and 1,016 Nm of torque.

BMW claims that the Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system can deliver an overall range of 600 km which “guarantees a long-distance capability that is also adequate for large vehicles.” The German automaker also said that around 80-percent of the average annual mileage could be covered in all-electric mode.