BMW's New ActiveHybrid 5 Officially Unveiled
the ActiveHybrid X6 will soon be replaced from the us lineup due to lack of demand for the 480 horsepower V8 hybrid. However, the Bavarians have stuck at it and have finally released the production version of the ActiveHybrid 5.
To put it simply, just like Lexus uses the engine from the GS 350 to make a hybrid, so two has BMW done with the engine from the 535i. Yes, the ActiveHybrid 5 combines a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder with an electric drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The electric motor produces an extra 55 horsepower, but the maximum output of whole powertrain is 340 hp.
Strangely, BMW has not released an exact economy figure for a car that’s all about economy, saying only that it “limits average fuel consumption to between 6.4 and 7.0 litres per 100 kilometers (44 – 40 mpg)”. But we can tell you the ActiveHybrid 5 emits 149 grams of CO2 per kilometer. What’s more, it can be driven in electric-only mode up to a speed of 60 km/h (37 mph).
The ActiveHybrid 5 will probably come to market in the early part of next year, and we’ll bring you updates about the car as we receive them.
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