Geneva Preview: BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 12:31 PM
Administrator
 
administrator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
administrator will become famous soon enough administrator will become famous soon enough
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Geneva Preview: BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid


Along with the first officially showing of the new 5 Series, BMW will have on display the Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid at the Geneva Auto Show next week. Following closely after the ActiveHybrid 7 Series and ActiveHybrid X6, the hybrid 5er gets a third hybrid setup. Powering this concept is a 300-hp inline-six mated to a twin-scroll turbocharger – the same unit found in the 535i. This is then combined with a powerful 40kW electric motor (the motor in the 7 Series hybrid is just 15 kW) enabling this version to operate as a full two-mode hybrid. As a result, the Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid can operate on electric power, gasoline power or a combination of both. The transmission used is an eight-speed automatic.

BMW says the electric battery is located in the trunk, although it has not specified if the battery is a more advanced lithium-ion unit (like in the 7 Series) or an old school nickel metal hydride unit like the in X6.

No fuel economy numbers have yet been released, but BMW is claiming an improvement in fuel economy by roughly 10 percent, which is pretty good when you consider this concept is likely to deliver improved acceleration over the standard 535i.

We'll bring you more details on this car and the rest of the debuts with live Geneva Auto Show coverage starting Monday, March 1st.

More: Geneva Preview: BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid on AutoGuide.com
administrator is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 12:41 PM
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 14,700
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice
Pretty nice, as hybrids go...

BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BimmerWerkz > BMW News


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Geneva Preview: BMW M3 Competition Package Adds Track Appeal administrator BMW News 1 02-24-2010 04:01 PM
2010 Geneva Auto Show Preview administrator BMW News 0 02-17-2010 04:09 PM
Detroit Preview: BMW Concept ActiveE administrator BMW News 4 12-18-2009 01:07 PM
Report: BMW Unveils ActiveHybrid 7 Series administrator BMW News 1 08-13-2009 08:39 PM
BMW Concept M5 in Geneva AZ325Ci Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 5 03-19-2004 10:33 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome