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Wallpapers: BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid

5-series, Featured Posts | February 26th, 2010 by 6
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Earlier today, BMW unveiled their latest concept: BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid. The BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid offers the combination of a BMW straight-six with …

Earlier today, BMW unveiled their latest concept: BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid. The BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid offers the combination of a BMW straight-six with electric drive representing the ongoing development of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 with their drivetrain technology already in production.

The drive system featured in the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid consists of a straight-six gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, eight-speed automatic transmission, and electric drive. Integration of BMW ActiveHybrid technology in a sedan already extremely efficient with its “conventional” combustion engine reduces both fuel consumption and emissions once again by more than 10 per cent. At the same time the electric motor offers a boost function, supporting the gasoline engine in generating particularly dynamic drive power for an even more sporting driving experience in the car.

Wallpapers: BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid

The drivetrain technology featured in the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid allows all-electric, zero-emission motoring in city traffic. At the same time a special hybrid-based Auto Start Stop function offers additional efficiency by consistently switching off the combustion engine when stopping at the traffic lights, a road junction, or in congested traffic

The combustion engine is supported in the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid by an electrical drive system developed specifically for this model and arranged in compact dimensions between the straight-six combustion engine and the automatic transmission. Drawing its energy from a high-voltage battery at the back of the car, the electric motor develops maximum output of 40 kW.

In overrun and when applying the brakes, the electric drive systems acts as a generator developing electric power fed into the high-voltage battery. This converts kinetic energy otherwise wasted as heat in the brake system into electric power saved for subsequent use.

Next week, we will have more information and live photos from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

  • L1ndja

    omg it’s the best looking car in the world

  • Bryce

    I would gladly drive a hybrid… as long as it wasn’t designed to look like a hybrid. Why can’t they just put the hybrid technology into a vehicle without adding goofy wheels, a nursery blue color, and giant decals?

    Do they want us to pay extra to drive a car that has hybrid technology or to drive a car that looks like it has hybrid technology? The 535 will be cheaper, more powerful, and look better. In my opinion, the 535 should just be cheaper.

  • Simba

    ARE THOSE STRAIGHT LED LIGHTS AS SEEN ON OTHER CAR BRANDS???? WHAT COLOUR ARE THEY???

  • badger

    Beautiful.
    But why do car makers price hybrids so expensive?
    why not price petrol cars more expensive while making hybrids cheaper.
    Makes no sense.

  • Robert

    Ummm.. I love the look of the front lower bumper… now why couldn’t they have done this to the new regular 5’s?? makes it stand out from the pack… (bet they do it with the LCI?)

  • StraightSix

    Those rims look like you could cut your hand while cleaning them.

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