BMW will unveil the X5 plug-in hybrid concept next month at the Frankfurt auto show.
The BMW Concept X5 eDrive is the second hybrid e-drive model from BMW after the Concept Active Tourer unveiled last year, but the first to use the automaker's all-wheel-drive xDrive system.
The X5 eDrive uses a four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower turbo technology coupled with a 95-hp electric motor.
BMW says that the hybrid is able to travel up to 30 kilometers (19 miles) solely on electric power, reaching speeds of up to 120kph (75mph).
The high-voltage battery is hidden in a crash-safe position just under the load area in the back of the SUV, BMW says.
The concept offers a choice of three driving modes: an intelligent hybrid drive option for a balance between sportiness and efficiency, a pure-electric mode, or an economy "save battery" mode which will maintain the current battery charge level.
BMW says that the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is able to achieve fuel efficiency of 89.2 mpg.
Unlike the i3 and i8 EVs from BMW's 'i' subbrand, the Concept X5 eDrive doesn't feature ultra-lightweight carbon-fiber and aluminum in its construction. However, some styling features connect it to the subbrand, such as the use of the special blue paint developed for the 'i' family which is used on the grille, a stripe along the lower air intake and an inlay in the rear bumper.
BMW has not said whether the concept will reach production, but in a statement it said it would use the Frankfurt show ''to present the next logical step towards landmark efficiency in the sports activity vehicle (SAV) segment.''
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report