BMW confirms 3 Series hybrid coming soon


BMW’s ActiveHybrid range is going to receive a smaller model soon in the form of the best selling 3 Series. The model, according to BMW head honcho Norbert Reithofer, will join the 7 Series, X6 and the recent 2011 5 Series concept.

The Bavarian executive revealed this fact in a recent shareholder meeting where he highlighted that hybrids are becoming increasingly important and popular in specific markets (USA or Japan). As such, the 5 Series ActiveHybrid prototype we saw in Geneva a couple of months ago will be making its way into production next year, followed by a 3 Series hybrid, presumably based on the next generation model.

Besides reaching to hybrid-friendly markets, the new models will further augment the eco-consciuos image of BMW as well as lower the CO2 emission average across the whole lineup.

Source: Autocar

Share
If you want to know every time we post great stuff like this one, you can follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our RSS Feed or subscribe by e-mail (don't worry, we're not going to spam you, we promise!


Sponsored

Recent Posts

  • Motorsport Weekend: Formula 1 British ...
  • Ford wants to give away a new 2011 ...
  • Video: Fiat 500 Prima Edizione revealed ...
  • Alfa Romeo might be planning two compact ...
  • Video: See how the 350 HP Ford Focus ...
  • Toyota's Akio Toyoda wants a new Supra, ...
  • Video: BMW showcases new iPod ...
  • Ford recalls around 34,000 2010 Transit ...
  • BMW presents X6 Performance Unlimited ...
  • BMW finally reveals the 1 Series M Coupe ...

Recent Articles

Recommended

RPMGO Car Blog on Facebook

Most popular tags