Saturday, March 6, 2010

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept : Geneva Motor Show

BMW 5 Series sedan range set to go on sale in June, BMW ActiveHybrid 5 the German manufacturer has taken this chance to show its future petrol-electric hybrid model, due to go on sale next year, at the Geneva Motor Show.

BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Sharing the stage with conventionally powered six- and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel models, the new ActiveHybrid 5 Concept will use a sophisticated hybrid system comprising a 224kW twin-scroll turbo, direct injection petrol six-cylinder engine (as found in the 535i), an eight-speed automatic transmission and an electric motor running on lithium-ion batteries (stored in the boot).BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW ActiveHybrid 5

The electric motor develops 40kW and is connected to the engine via a special clutch arrangement that allows the motor to become a generator when the vehicle is coasting or braking. The ActiveHybrid 5 Concept will also use BMW’s automatic engine stop-start system and an electric air-conditioning compressor to save even more fuel.

BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW ActiveHybrid 5

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