BMW ActiveHybrid set to make debut

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is set to make its debut at the Tokyo 2001 Motor Show.

The highly anticipated vehicle will use a combination of petrol and electricity in order to power itself.

BMW have said that the car will contain an “intelligent energy management system” that “works in tandem with the navigation system to prepare the car’s drive functions in advance for upcoming road conditions.”

The concept version of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 was displayed at the Geneva 2010 Motor Show. It managed to generate plenty of attention with many hoping that it would eventually be put into production.

Performance

The car can operate on full electric power only at speeds of up to 37 MPH and a distance of up to 2.5 miles. The car is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 MPH in 5.9 seconds, making it a very powerful type of hybrid vehicle. The average fuel consumption is said to be between 40 and 44 MPG. The car emits between 149 – 163 g/km of C02 according to BMW. That figure may vary depending on the tyres used on the vehicle.
Interior
The car will be available with the same interior design colours as the other BMW 5 Series choices. The usual luxurious features will be included such as a stationary air conditioning, Professional Navigation systems and a 4-zone automatic climate control system.

Exterior

The car will be part of BMW’s new generation of exterior body design, which will eventually make all models more aerodynamic. This will enhance the car’s environmental benefits and performance too.
The optional Streamline – design 18 inch alloy wheels which further add to the car’s already tremendous appeal. The matt chrome exhausts give the car a very sporty look.

Technology

Start – stop technology will be installed onto the car as standard. Regenerative braking adds to the companies EfficientDynamics range set to be added to the car. This specific braking technology saves the car energy and in effect charges the car’s lithium batteries. The car’s ECO PRO driving mode helps the car respond to different driving situations in the most fuel efficient manner possible.

We can’t wait for the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 to be released in the UK.