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New videos: BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid

5-series | February 27th, 2010 by 1
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With 3 days left before the Geneva Motor Show, BMW releases new videos of their latest concept: 5 Series ActiveHybrid. For those of you that …

With 3 days left before the Geneva Motor Show, BMW releases new videos of their latest concept: 5 Series ActiveHybrid. For those of you that missed our previous coverage, here is a quick recap of what 5 Series Hybrid has to offer.

The drive system featured in the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid consists of the straight-six gasoline N55 engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, eight-speed automatic transmission, and electric drive.

Then engine outputs 306 horsepower and it is supported by a 40 kW (55 hp) electric motor.

New videos: 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.

Design wise, the BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid features a slightly modified fascia with a new front-bumper specific to this hybrid model. The aerodynamically designed wheels are also becoming a trademark in all of BMW’s hybrid models.

The car will be unveiled Tuesday, March 3rd and the Geneva Motor Show and yours truly will report live from the show floors.

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