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The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 that made its formal auto show debut this week at 2012 Detroit Auto Show with purpose aimed squarely at the North American market. Later in Spring, 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 will start has selling in the United States with a MSRP of $61,845 (including the $895 Destination and Handling charge).
Under the hood, it’s drivetrain combines BMW 3.0-liter TwinPowerunit with 302 hp (306 PS / 225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, along with a 55 bhp (56 PS / 40 kW) electric motor that also produces 155 lb-ft (210 Nm) of torque. With the six-cylinder engine, an electric drive system, an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the ActiveHybrid 5 can be driven on battery power alone at speeds up to 37 mph, for distances of up to 2.5 miles.
To further save fuel BMW has fitted the car with its ECO PRO driving mode, it can also coast with the engine shut off at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h), which slows throttle response, quickens upshifts and cuts off the engine while coasting, at speeds of up to 100 mph.
On the styling front, the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is distinguished by a revised grille, special badging and matte chrome tailpipes. Inside, the cabin is equipped with additional standard equipment, special door sill plates.
Finalized fuel-economy figures in the US have not been released for the ActiveHybrid 5, although that information should become available closer to the sedan’s on sale date in April or May of 2012.
Photo 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5