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OFFICIAL: BMW 5 Series Activehybrid

BMW presented the first informations about the 5 Series Activehybrid, hybrid concept ready for Geneva Auto Show 2010.

BMW will present next week in Geneva the Activehybrid 5 Series, a concept designed to extend the hybrid line of the Bavarian producer. The new BMW concept will be the first model from a series which will make the debut on the market only in 2011. 5 Series BMW Activehybrid is the third model with hybrid drivetrain, after ActiveHybrid X6 and 7 Series ActiveHybrid.

Series 5 will use a derivation of the existing hybrid powertrain on Series 7. The 15 KW Engine from the 7 Series was modified to reach a power of 40 kW, able to maintain a hundred percent hybrid model. BMW has implemented a system that can change the function of the hybrid module vehicle to a normal one.

The Biturbo engine is a traditional six-cylinder that develops 300 horsepower. In the trunk, Series 5 Activehybrid benefits of a much larger battery than what you have on the Series 7 Activehybrid. In addition, BMW has operated a series of amendments to expand and streamline the way it works electrically. One of these would be monitoring the route of navigation. Bavarians have not yet published consumption figures and CO2 emissions.

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