BMW unveils ActiveHybrid 5

BMW has revealed its new addition to the 5 Series range, the ActiveHybrid 5 model, touting it as the most powerful and efficient full hybrid in its class.

Boasting a total output of 250 kW/340 hp, the ActiveHybrid 5 is a real Jekyll & Hyde – capable of hitting 100 km/h (62 mph) in under six seconds, or, if you’re not in a hurry, it can be driven up to 60 km/h (37 mph) on electric power alone. Average fuel consumption is between fuel consumption to between 6.4 and 7 L/100 km (or 44 – 40 mpg imp), with CO2 emissions of just 149 – 163 g/km.

Power comes from the car’s bi-turbo 225 kW/306 hp six-cylinder engine – usually seen in the BMW 535i, which is supplemented by an 40 kW/55 hp electric motor. This is fed by a 675 Wh lithium-ion battery mounted within in the luggage area – between the wheel arches, and, on its own, can provide a range of 4 km (approx. 2.5 miles) when travelling at an average of 35 km/h (22 mph).

As well as the start/stop function, the ActiveHybrid 5 also benefits from kinetic energy which is utilized to charge the battery when the car is coasting or braking. Another bonus feature is enjoyed, which sees the electric motor add a boost to the car’s power during acceleration.

[Source: BMW]

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