BMW is set to introduce its third production hybrid following in the tire treads of the ActiveHybrid 7 and soon-to-cease-production ActiveHybrid X6. The new ActiveHybrid 5 is BMW’s first 5 Series hybrid and is based on the company’s 535i sedan. It combines that car’s 225 kW/306 hp 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine with a 40 kW/55 hp electric motor for a combined output of 250 kW/340 hp. This allows the ActiveHybrid 5 to go from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds and limits fuel consumption to between 6.4 and 7 liters per 100 km (44 to 40 US mpg).
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