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  • 2013 BMW 7-Series

    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, BMW has upgraded the powertrain of its largest hybrid luxury sport sedan, making the electric motor bigger, reducing the size of the engine, and giving it the full-hybrid capability of powering the car solely on electricity under some circumstances. Same hybrid for 3, 5, 7 Series In effect, the...

  • 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3
    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...

  • 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5
    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...

  • BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept
    BMW Working On 5-Series Based Electric Car For China

    Electric car development is quickly proving to be a worldwide effort, with companies and research institutes from across the globe and in varying industries and fields forming partnerships and alliances in order to accelerate the roll out of zero-emission electric cars. The latest is BMW and its...

  • BMW ActiveHybrid
    BMW Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrids Coming In 2014 From New Partnership

    It's not just Toyota that sells multiple models of hybrid cars now. German luxury brands are getting in on the act too. BMW announced today that it was forming a joint venture with France's Peugeot-Citroen to design and build hybrid-electric powertrains. The new enterprise is an expansion of the...

  • BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept
    BMW Hybrid 5-Series On Sale in 2011, Hybrid 3-Series To Follow

    BMW's chief executive officer, Norbert Reithofer, has confirmed that the company's ActiveHybrid 5 sedan will go on sale as early as next year. Reithofer told shareholders yesterday at BMW's annual meeting that the car it showed at the Geneva Motor Show in March as the BMW Concept 5-Series...

  • 2011 Lexus CT 200h

    No, sadly, we're not at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, underway this week in Switzerland. But we've been keeping close tabs on the introductions via our colleagues throughout the High Gear Media network. Here's our list of the green cars shown at Geneva that are headed for production. Most of them (except where noted) are headed for the U.S. market. We'll follow up with a similar roundup of the greenest concept cars from Geneva. 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid While its various e-tron electric concepts got more attention at Geneva, Audi's first production hybrid vehicle also debuted. The 2012 Audi A8...

  • BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept
    Geneva Motor Show Preview: BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept

    We've already seen two hybrids from BMW: the 2010 ActiveHybrid X6 "sport activity vehicle" and 2010 ActiveHybrid 7 full-size sedan. Now BMW's third hybrid model, which it has hinted at for several months, will be unveiled next week at the Geneva Motor Show. As a show car, its full name is the BMW...

  • 2011 BMW 5-Series
    BMW ActiveHybrid 5, Its Third, To Launch at Geneva Motor Show

    BMW is expected to unveil its third hybrid model at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show this March. It will be a mild-hybrid version of the all-new 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan line it has just unveiled, which will go on sale in June. The ActiveHybrid 5 will follow in the footsteps of the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid...

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