by Bob Bimmer
We love BMW news, but spy shots are our favorite! The employees at this NJ BMW dealership are excited for the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. When the ActiveHybrid 5 is released, it will be the newest member of the BMW hybrid family, which includes the 7 Series ActiveHybrid and X6 ActiveHybrid as well. If you want more information on new and used BMW models, visit our website or give us a call at 888-642-8920. Now enjoy this news and these photos, courtesy of BMW Blog.
In 2010 at Geneva Motor Show, BMW unveiled the first 5 Series hybrid vehicle. The ActiveHybrid 5 Concept was a preview of the production model that will come to market in Spring of 2012. Prior to its soft launch later this year, new spy photos emerge from Germany.
During the first quarter of 2012, ActiveHybrid 5 will be launched in five major markets, including the United States. This will be the first hybrid from BMW with an in-line six-cylinder engine.
The drive system featured in the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid consists of 3.0 liter straight-six N55 gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, eight-speed automatic transmission, and electric drive. 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. Drawing its energy from a high-voltage battery at the back of the car, the electric motor develops maximum output of 40 kW.