BMW Concept 5 ActiveHybrid to Show in Geneva

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Series

In brief: BMW is moving ahead with its hybrid lineup and will be showing the Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

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Make/Model: Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid
Manufacturer: BMW

The word

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Series

This is the third of the hybrid systems that BMW has introduced so far, the others being the X6 and the 7 Series. The ActiveHybrid 5 Series uses a similar system to the 7 Series, though with different components meant for smaller sedans.

The ActiveHybrid 5 Series uses a 40kW motor and the 535i twins-scroll turbo inline-V6 and will operate in parallel hybrid, able to drive all-electric or combined as a hybrid.

No word on the battery configuration yet, but with the drive train based mostly on the Series 7, it's likely to use the same lithium-ion batteries as well.

And so ...

A lot of very cool stuff coming to Geneva!

Photo credits: BMW

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