New BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid

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What exactly is this ActiveHybrid that is now in the BMW Concept 5 Series? For starter, the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid consists of a straight-six gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, eight-speed automatic transmission, and electric drive. It was developed to provide fuel consumption and emissions reduction by more than 10 percent.

The drivetrain technology featured in the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid allows all-electric, zero-emission motoring in city traffic speed, which is based on the Auto Start Stop function by switching off the combustion engine when stopping at the traffic lights, a road junction, or in congested traffic. A high-voltage battery at the back of the car provides energy for the electric motor to develop a maximum output of 40 kW.

An automatic clutch connects the gasoline engine and the electric motors to switch power between the two. During spirited driving both the electric motor and the combustion are on to provide maximum power to the wheels.

There you go, that is the low down of the new BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid. Hey, with gasoline prices on the rise, every drop of gasoline counts.