Detroit 2012: BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Official presentation, the eco-performance

In addition to the presentation of the ActiveHybrid 5, revealed last October 10, BMW will reveal a “strategic model” at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS2012), the BMW ActiveHybrid3, a performant full hybrid vehicle expected in fall 2012.

For the record the BMW ActiveHybrid5 is powered by a six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo developing 340hp and 450Nm for emissions limited to 149g/km.
The ActiveHybrid 3 uses the same engine, the F30 has been designed from its conception to host this hybrid technology, therefore the trunk is preserved (390litres) with upscale performances for a model without concessions ...

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The six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo enjoying the torque of the electric motor allows for sports performance (undisclosed for now) with a consumption of 6.4l/100km an consumption improvement of 12.5% compared to conventional models with equivalent power.

The ActiveHybrid 3 can drive in all-electric mode up to 60kph and switch to freewheel up to 160kph. Also note that this model has regenerative braking, a "Boost" button and that the combustion engine is disengaged during deceleration phases.

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The hybrid version will appear ostensibly as the eco-performancemodel while the real green version of the 3-Series will be 320d Efficient Dynamics with 109g/km and 4.1 l/100km for 163hp.

Finally, the i3 Concept and i8 Concept will also be displayed at the Detroit Auto Show.

Par Technologic Vehicles
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