Some hybrids, like the 2012 Toyota Prius, are designed out-and-out to achieve great gas mileage and reduce emissions. Some, like the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3, are designed to entice existing luxury car buyers from their gas-guzzling models into slightly more parsimonious ones... while maintaining the levels of performance that BMW buyers expect. Joining the potent ActiveHybrid 5 in BMW's range, the German automaker has now revealed pricing for the 2013 ActiveHybrid 3. The range will kick off with an MSRP of $50,195 including destination and handling charges. For comparison, that makes it...
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Gets Updated Full Hybrid Powertrain
BMW's first-ever hybrid sedan, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 launched for 2011, was an odd beast. Its mild-hybrid system paired a 455-horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 with a small electric motor, making it a bit faster than its conventional counterpart but only marginally more fuel-efficient. For 2013...John Voelcker
Could BMW Drop Diesel For Hybrid In New 3-Series?: Report
The 2011 BMW 335d is quite a machine. With gasoline-rivalling power and performance and gasoline-shaming economy, it seems to offer the best of both worlds. That's only set to improve in the next generation based on the new 3-Series, but will U.S. buyers be getting the ActiveHybrid 3 instead of a...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