In addition to the two already existing hybrids on the basis of the seventh series and X6 crossover, BMW decided to add to the electric traction in the fifth series sedan body F10. Similar to its predecessors, the car was named ActiveHybrid and is based on the 535th model. In addition to row 3.5-liter turbocharged “Six” BMW engineers have set a 54-horsepower electric motor. The aggregate power and torque for a total of 330 hp and 450 Nm, which are processed 8-speed automatic transmission. With this setting, a hybrid BMW 5-Series F10 accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.
At speeds below 60 km/h ActiveHybrid 5 can travel solely on electric, and at a speed of 40 km/h sedan can cover 4 kilometers without using the combustion engine. To improve the efficiency of the car is equipped with the battery charging from friction when coasting or braking, navigation, able to pave the optimal route, the system Start/Stop, and as a function of ECO DRIVE, that optimizes the engine at speeds up to 160 km/h. The official premiere of the new BMW ActiveHybrid will be held at the Tokyo Motor Show in late November. Home sales scheduled for February and March 2012, and the cost hybrid “five” will be about 47,000 euros.