BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Details

The ActiveHybrid 5is the hybrid version of the BMW 5 Series F10, a car that is supposed to be economical and fun to drive, and easy to live with.

And it does all that to some extent, but it has a base price of around $62,000 which sounds like a lot for a 5er, especially when you realize that a petrol 535i costs 10 grand less, and a diesel 5er does better economy!But it’s a hybrid and comes with its own perks. It’s really up to you to decide if you want the hyrid badge, or something that’s cheaper to buy and run on the long run.

The hybrid drive system generates combined output of 250 kW/340 hp, allows the car to be driven on electric power alone up to 60 km/h (37 mph), accelerates the  BMW ActiveHybrid 5 from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds, cuts average fuel consumption to between 6.4 and 7.0 litres per 100 kilometres (40 – 44 mpg imp) and has CO2 emissions of just 149 – 163 g/km.


BMW press release:

  • BMW presents the third in its line of hybrid models with specially developed drive technology; the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is a full hybrid based on the BMW 5 Series Sedan; unbeatable dynamics and a more effective balance between performance and fuel consumption than any rival; combined system output: 250 kW/340 hp, average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle: 6.4 – 7.0 litres/100 kilometres (40 – 44 mpg imp), CO2 emissions: 149 – 163 g/km (figures may vary according to the tyre format selected).
  • New generation of BMW ActiveHybrid technology; debut for the combination of a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric motor; electric motor integrated into the housing of the eight-speed automatic gearbox; energy supplied by a lithium-ion high-performance battery positioned in the boot area between the wheel arches; all hybrid components designed to last the life of the car.
  • Full-hybrid arrangement allows the car to reach 60 km/h (37 mph) and achieve a maximum range of four kilometres (just under 2.5 miles) on electric power alone; boost function brings together the power of the electric motor and petrol engine to deliver extremely dynamic acceleration of 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds; efficiency further enhanced by hybrid start-stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration and ECO PRO mode; coasting mode (with the combustion engine switched off) can be used at speeds up to 160 km/h (100 mph).
  • Globally unique intelligent energy management; power electronics linked to standard Navigation system Professional; energy management system responds to navigation data – if of sufficient quality – to prepare the car’s drive system in advance for the situation at hand.
  • Comfort enhanced by addition – on this model – of stationary climate control; can be activated before journey begins; interior climate remains constant even during breaks in the journey and when the car is in coasting mode (with the combustion engine switched off).
  • Hybrid-specific information shown in the instrument cluster and Control Display; energy flow and recuperation display, as well as boost function, shown in the rev counter; operating status, battery charge level and fuel consumption history can be viewed in the Control Display.
  • Chassis technology and body structure shared with BMW 5 Series Sedan: double-wishbone front suspension, integral rear axle, Electronic Power Steering with Servotronic; Dynamic Damper Control available as an option; extensive safety equipment, including front and side airbags and side curtain head airbags; lithium-ion battery in special high-strength casing, positioned in the luggage area to provide it with optimum protection; intelligent lightweight design with bonnet, front side panels, doors and chassis components made from aluminium.
  • Striking, bespoke touches for the sporty, elegant body design: “ActiveHybrid 5” lettering on the C-pillars and door sills, galvanised kidney grille slats, exhaust tailpipes in matt chrome; exclusive Bluewater metallic paintwork and 18-inch Streamline light-alloy wheels available as an option.
  • Groundbreaking combination of advanced drive system technology and luxurious ambience thanks to particularly extensive standard equipment; eight-speed automatic gearbox, stationary climate control, Navigation system Professional, 4-zone automatic climate control and Driving Experience Control switch all come as standard; options include active seat ventilation, active seats, Comfort Access, sports automatic gearbox with shift paddles on the steering wheel, Soft Close Automatic function for the doors and boot lid, hands-free boot lid opening function, electrically operated glass roof, and high-quality audio and rear-seat entertainment systems.
  • Extensive range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: BMW Head-Up Display, Park Distance Control, rear-view camera, Surround View, Adaptive Headlights, High-Beam Assistant, Speed Limit Info, BMW Parking Assistant, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian detection, internet usage, extended integration of smartphones and music players, real-time traffic information and apps for receiving web radio and using Facebook and Twitter.
  • Specifications and performance figures:
    BMW ActiveHybrid 5: Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine,
    BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection and VALVETRONIC;
    Displacement: 2,979 cc, output: 225 kW/306 hp at 5,800 rpm,
    max. torque: 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at 1,200 – 5,000 rpm.
    Synchronous electric motor; output: 40 kW/55 hp,
    max. torque: 210 Nm (155 lb-ft);
    Combined output: 250 kW/340 hp,
    max. combined torque: 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.9 seconds,
    top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph),
    top speed purely on electric power: 60 km/h (37 mph).
    Average fuel consumption*: 6.4 – 7.0 litres/100 kilometres
    (40 – 44 mpg imp),
    CO2 emissions*: 149 – 163 g/km,
    exhaust standard: EU5.

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