BMW ActiveHybrid 5 to Hit US Roads Early Next Year

December 1, 2011 / No Comments

It’s been a while since BMW has announced their new BMW ActiveHybrid 5. The whole world waited eagerly to see the beauty roll in. But the wait seemed long. However, putting an end to all anxiety, they have finally removed the wraps off the hybridized ActiveHybrid 5 at the Tokyo Motor Show.

bmwactivehybrid5 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 to Hit US Roads Early Next YearThe hybridized 535i is based on BMW 535i sedan and engages BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine, an electric drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission for the first time.

This is also their first hybrid machine employing an I-6 as its internal combustion engine.

The machine, which employs a precisely controlled energy management to the mix, also features BMW’s a 55-horsepower electric motor, for a total of 335 hp and a 5.7-second run to 60 miles per hour.

This hybridized 535i boasts not only of its sportiest performance, but also a double-digit percentage improvement in fuel economy over the BMW 535i based on preliminary results.

It also provides a relaxed and fuel-efficient driving style by tailoring the driving systems for maximum efficiency, including making more frequent use of all-electric mode.

Reports are that these models should be hitting the US roads early next year. As of now, fuel economy, prices and the other aspects are not known. But we believe that the official notification would follow soon.