BMW's ActiveHybrid 5 is the long-awaited hybrid version of the 5-Series mid-size sport sedan, and pricing details have finally been announced at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

Due to go on sale in late Spring 2012, the ActiveHybrid 5 will have an MSRP of $61,845, including the $895 Destination and Handling charge.

That pitches it a few thousand above the current-generation Lexus GS 450h hybrid sedan, and likely very similar to the 2013 Lexus GS 450h, due in May 2012. The ActiveHybrid 5's other main rival, Infiniti's M Hybrid, is significantly cheaper at $53,700.

The ActiveHybrid 5 is based on the BMW 535i sedan, with a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. Putting its power through an 8-speed automatic transmission, combined power output sits at 335 horsepower.

It can run all-electric up to 37 mph, with a range of 2.5 miles. When you're not conserving energy, the ActiveHybrid 5 can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 5.7 seconds. Highway economy should beat the 535i's 30mpg rating, and city should be in the 30s too.

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