BMW isn’t quite ready to add an ActiveHybrid 5 to its current ActiveHybrid 7 and ActiveHybrid X6 range. But the automaker’s Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid pulls the covers back on BMW’s next-generation full-hybrid system, which has been installed in a redesigned 5 Series sedan and represents an evolution of the systems used in the ActiveHybrid 7 and ActiveHybrid X6.
The new concept introduces a new version of BMW’s hybrid system to the 5-series sedan, using a combination of straight-6 gasoline engine with a 40-kw electric motor. It also will have an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW says that the hybrid powertrain delivers a 10 percent boost in efficiency. The ActiveHybrid5 is capable of all-electric city driving and includes technologies such as engine start-stop and regenerative brakes.
The new BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid will be debuting next week at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show. [via InsideLine]