BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid ~ Hybrid Car Review
Hybrid Car Review: BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid

Thursday, March 04, 2010

BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid

BMW 5 Series Hybrid
BMW revealed the 5 Series Hybrid at the Geneva Auto Show. The turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-6 motor is mated to a 50 kW electric motor as a two-mode full hybrid sedan. By that, BMW means the 5 Series ActiveHybrid can operate on electric power, gasoline power or a combination of both.

BMW estimates the fuel efficiency will increase by 10 percent over the standard model and that it will be slightly more expensive than the conventionally powered sedan. It will also likely have a power advantage over the standard 535i, with the additional electric motor providing aid in the acceleration.

The luxury sedan will come with eight speed transmission and auxillary climate control function. The battery pack is located in the trunk. There is regenerative braking along with an auto start-stop for increased fuel economy. But the two-mode system allows it save fuel while on the highway, too.

Interestingly, the powertrain will interact with the navigation system. That allows it to provide fuel economy feedback according to the planned route.

The 5 Series is scheduled to enter production next year.

Get Four Free Price Quotes From Yahoo! Autos Hybrid Research and Pricing at

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments posted on Hybrid Car Review will be moderated. Please avoid dropping links just for the sake of links. The comment will be deleted shortly after. Keep comments on topic and non-abusive. Thanks!

Automotive Parts

E-Bay Motors


  © Link to Privacy Policy

Back to TOP