There’s a quiet revolution going on over at BMW. Last week in France, the German automaker revealed a BMW 5 series GT concept that possesses 670 hp.
“Okay,” you might think, “That’s pretty brawny.” But here’s the kicker: it’s a plug-in hybrid! As AutoBlog points out, this means that BMW has put together a PHEV crossover that boasts more horsepower than the top trim level 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
This amazing GT concept is part of a wider strategy by the BMW Group. Laid out in a recent press release, the company would like “to transfer this eDrive technology to all models of its core brands” over the long-term. The eDrive not only powers the GT concept, but has already seen real-world success with the BMW i8 and the BMW i3. The key to eDrive propulsion is what BMW calls “precise synchronization between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor.”
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