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Tokyo Motor Show – BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid

Set to go on sale next February in UK for 46,860 pounds, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has been introduced this week at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. The car is based on the current 535i model and manages to be 16% more fuel efficient when compared to the regular version.

BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid

The car is motivated by the 6-cylinder, twin turbocharged gasoline engine from the 535i and comes with a 55 hp electric motor. When combined, the power output is rated at 330 hp and 332 lb.-ft of torque. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission which allows the car to do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 5.9 seconds, en route to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid

BMW says that this model is able to return 44.1 mpg UK while its CO2 emissions stand at just 149 g/km. The vehicle’s lithium-ion battery pack has been installed in the boot and allows the car to be driven on electric mode at speeds of up to 37 mph. This greener 5-Series can do 2.5 miles on electric mode when averaging 22 mph.

BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid

Some of its new features include the stop/start system, brake regeneration and hill-start assist. As standard, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 comes with 17-inch alloy wheels while the cabin is clad with a Fineline Anthracite wood interior trim and packs a built-in sat-nav system.

BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid

Source: BMW via Autocar

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