BMW 5-Series with hybrid technology
Oct 12, 2011, 3:06 GMT
Munich - BMW has merged for the first time a 5-Series six cylinder with an electric drive system and eight speed automatic gearbox in the BMW ActiveHybrid5 that allows the car to be driven on zero emission electric drive at a speed of up to 60 km/h.
The combined energy drive system is listed with an output of 250 kW/340 hp with acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds. Average fuel consumption is at between 6.4 and 7.0 litres per 100 kilometres that translates to a carbon dioxide emission figure of between 149-163 grammes per kilometre.
Intelligent energy management utilises uses a host of innovative functions. The lithium-ion high-performance battery is charged when the car is coasting or braking with the electric motor feeding energy into the high-voltage battery. By contrast, under acceleration the electric motor takes on a boost function.
The 'ActiveHybrid 5' lettering on the C-pillars, the BMW kidney grille with galvanised slats and exhaust matt chrome tailpipes set the exterior apart from the other models in the range. Available as an option are 18-inch Streamline light-alloy wheels.
The electric drive system develops 40 kW/55 hp. The motor is supplied with energy by a lithium-ion high-performance battery integrated into the luggage area. Up to a speed of 60 km/h, the vehicle can operate in all-electric mode for zero emissions in town.
The lithium-ion high-voltage battery can store sufficient energy to give an all-electric driving range of up to four kilometres at an average speed of 35 km/h.