Exciting stuff from the boys in Bavaria, their new Power eDrive Hybrid system in all its glory.
The new Power eDrive hybrid system first shown in both 3 and 5 series forms. Its an advanced petrol electric system, but the kicker is, fully modular, which means scalability and sustainability. Whats significant about Poewr eDrive is the power, the electric motors will contribute roughly two thirds of total system output, which is impressive considering BMW showed one off with twin electric motors making 150kW's in front and 200kW's in back mated to TwinPower Turbo 4 cylinder (170kW).
The point seems to be offering Tesla levels of 0 RPM oomph in a distinct flavour named Bavaria. Range is expected in the 600km ballpark. BMW has said that we could be seeing Power eDrive equipped X7's along with the compulsory petrol and diesel.
The key would is could, could as in would as in should as in WILL. Hybrid/EV is a pure luxury play at he moment like Vmorethan6's have been for the past decade, there is already healthy appetite for high end electrified or partially electrified cars at the high end of the market, what you thought Tesla was a coincidence? Ok if my rambling hasn't convinced you then consider that the X5 eDrive will make its debut sometime next year.