2010 BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid /Video review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 26 February 2010 , 18:02:11 byAngela

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BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid /Video

German carmaker BMW developed a new model, the BMW 5-series sedan which represents the ongoing development of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 with their drive-train technology already in production. The drive system featured in the Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid includes a straight-six gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, 8-speed automatic transmission and electric drive. The electric motor offers a boost function for an even more sporting driving experience in the car. The intelligent energy management serves to enhance the efficiency of the overall system, its unique functions ensuring appropriate control and management of all energy paths within the car and appropriate interaction of the drive-train components precisely adjusted to driving conditions. The drive-train technology allows all-electric, zero-emission motoring in the city traffic. The concept has as base the BMW 5-Series sedan and presents the next generation of NBMW ActiveHybrid technology, a special solution exclusive to BMW for intelligent interaction of the combustion engine and electric drive focused specifically on the requirements made of a dynamic sedan in the upper midrange segment. Because of particularly high level of torque generated from the start through the electric motors, the interaction of the two drive systems ensures extremely spontaneous and dynamic acceleration whenever required. BMW ActiveHybrid technology provides its unique potential in terms of both efficiency and driving dynamics under all kinds of conditions and throughout a wide load range. Optimized to an even higher standard in the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid, the drive-train and control systems underline the great significance of hybrid technology as a cornerstone of BMW EfficientDynamics. The model is therefore more dynamic, efficient and more intelligent than conventional representatives of this drive technology, standing out clearly as the BMW among hybrid cars in the segment.