2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5
Although we try very hard to put cars through a variety of tests on a variety of roads when we carry out our first drive reports, it’s not always possible to gauge what day-to-day life would really be like for real-life owners. So when possible, we try to spend more than a few hours with a car to help you better gauge if it suits your lifestyle, usually with an extended weekend or week-long test-drive. One such car we wanted to get to know better was the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5, which we got a chance to drive earlier this year on a closed, private test track. We’ve already given...
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 First Drive Report
Earlier on this year, we asked you if the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 was really green, or not? Now we've had a chance to drive it. Combining a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo straight-six engine and full-hybrid drivetrain into a 5-series body, the ActiveHybrid 5 looks just like any other premium 5-series on...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Is The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Really Green, Or Not?
Just ten years ago, cars like the 2002 Toyota Prius traded performance for unbelievably-high gas mileage, bringing the concept of eco-friendly gasoline electric hybrid cars to the masses. Recently however, automakers like BMW have used full hybrid technology to give high performance luxury cars...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Luxury Hybrid Sedan Face-Off: BMW 5 v Infiniti M v Lexus GS
A battle is about to commence, and it could get messy. While Toyota's Prius dominates at the lower end of the hybrid market and is set to tighten its hold further with the Prius V and Prius C, Toyota subsidiary Lexus is set to field its GS 450h luxury hybrid sedan against the Infiniti M35h (a Green...Antony Ingram
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3: Is This The Greenest 3-Series Ever?
BMW today announced the sixth generation of its quintessential 3-Series, the compact sport sedan that is its highest volume seller and the face of BMW globally. Along with the return of four-cylinder engines in 3-Series cars for the U.S., this latest and greenest generation adds a new model: the...John Voelcker
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5: Taking Hybrid Luxury To Next Level
Exit one BMW hybrid, enter another. Next March will see the U.S. launch of the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5, the second hybrid sedan in the Germany luxury-car maker's lineup. And the ActiveHybrid 5 marks an important evolution: It's the first BMW that uses the single-motor hybrid system jointly...John Voelcker