BMW has taken the development of intelligent hybrid drive systems to the next level with the introduction of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5. This model will be in mass production with an internal combustion engine and electric motor, which improve efficiency. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is united by a BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line engine, an electric drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The latest generation of BMW ActiveHybrid technology is precisely controlled and highly efficient using intelligent energy management. All this gives the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 an exceptional balance of performance and fuel economy for premium class cars. The drive system generates combined output of 250 kW and 340 horsepower and allows the car to run with electricity up to 60 km / h.
Acceleration of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 from 0 to 100 km / h takes 5.9 seconds. The average fuel consumption has been reduced to 6.4 and 7.0 litres per 100 kilometers. The 225 kW/306 hp six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology is known for its ability to free-revving, traction and efficiency.
The electric motor, meanwhile, creates 40 kW and 55 horsepower. The system is supplied with energy from the high-performance lithium-ion batteries integrated into the luggage compartment. The power of the two drive systems is transferred to the rear wheels by the eight-speed automatic transmission. The full hybrid design enables the car to release less harmful emissions.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 boasts not only high sports performance, but also a significant improvement in fuel economy. The BMW ActiveHybrid uses intelligent energy management of the powered electronics and uses many innovative features to ensure efficient propulsion.
The electric motor assists the petrol engine by generating an ultra-dynamic burst of power. Furthermore, while the vehicle is moving at speeds up to 160 km / h in ECO mode PRO, the combustion engine can be switched off.
This mode combines comfortable driving momentum with optimum utilization of the kinetic energy generated. To avoid periods with the car engine running at idle - at junctions or in traffic, BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is equipped with a hybrid start-stop function. Furthermore, the powered electronics in the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 are equipped with a standard linked navigation system. All the hybrid-specific components of the drive technology and energy management systems have been developed specifically for use in the BMW ActiveHybrid 5.
The overall concept also provides a convincing demonstration of the qualities of the BMW ActiveHybrid technology on the road. Needless to say that all new hybrid components are designed to have a long life. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has a sporty look, but the sleek design of the BMW 5 Series Sedan. The car comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, which shows outstanding aerodynamic efficiency.