BMW Plans 5 Series ActiveHybrid

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BMW says it will install a version of its new ActiveHybrid mild hybrid system -- featured in the 7 and 6 Series -- into the all-new BMW 5 Series. The system features an electric motor sandwiched between the V-8 motor and the eight-speed transmission, and a lithium-ion battery in the trunk.

According to Motortrend on the 7 Series, the ActiveHybrid system improves performance versus the 750i, reducing the 0-60 time to approximately 4.8 seconds, while offering about 15 per cent better fuel economy.

Other advantages include an idle-stop system, which makes town driving more peaceful, and an electrically driven air-conditioner that can run for 30 minutes without the engine.

BMW sources say the hybrid system can be added to a car for about €5000 ($7500). The gap between the 7 ActiveHybrid and the standard 750i is greater than that, but the feature content of the hybrid is higher.

It said, ”It is for cost reasons that BMW has no plans for a diesel hybrid - clean diesels are expensive engines. Diesels are in any case economical at light load, which is the mode where a gas engine needs the help of hybrid.

”Also, the company is currently selling in Europe a 3 Series diesel with 163 horsepower and 8.2-second 0-62 mph performance that matches the Mk2 Toyota Prius for CO2 emissions. An engineer explained that hybridizing such a car would add several thousand dollars to its cost while saving the driver just $150 a year, even at Europe‘s high fuel prices.”

Toks-E at 07:18 PM, 20 Dec 09 (7 years ago)
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cool..all countries ar goin green. Naija leaders no get interest for dat kain tin Grin

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Sheenor at 01:34 PM, 29 Dec 09 (7 years ago)
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teeco at 12:42 PM, 7 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: Toks-E on 07:18 PM, 20 Dec 09
cool..all countries ar goin green. Naija leaders no get interest for dat kain tin Grin

I tell you Grin

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Andes at 03:58 PM, 12 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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Wow!
Nice piece of info.. Will start saving bucks.
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Sheenor at 01:11 PM, 28 Feb 10 (7 years ago)
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enough intrest go dey be datz....

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attamem at 01:08 AM, 13 Apr 10 (7 years ago)
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nobi small.
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Rolinppp at 12:53 PM, 17 Apr 10 (7 years ago)
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Nice 1

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waco at 01:39 PM, 19 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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ok

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Rolinppp at 07:09 AM, 24 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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Passing

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juleshotluv at 02:33 AM, 23 Nov 10 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Rolinppp on 07:09 AM, 24 Jul 10
Passing

same here Grin
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emma4love3 at 07:09 AM, 11 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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very nice and is in use already
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Fran6ixfox at 05:07 PM, 21 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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sure tin
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Airbender at 10:04 PM, 11 Jun 16 (1 year ago)
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part of change

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