The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 works due to the perfect union between the electric motor and combustion engine, supported by a lithium-ion high-performance battery and coordinated by an intelligent hybrid system. The result of this creation is maximum efficiency and maximum dynamics.
It has not only reduced fuel consumption figures in the two-digit percentage range, the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 impresses with a unique BMW TwinPower Turbo combination of straight 6-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor.
Whenever it makes sense to work on energy terms, driving becomes purely electrical and hence locally emission-free. The lithium-ion high-performance battery gathers the energy from the power obtained from energy recovery is stored. This energy is used only when it is really needed.
The 225 kW (306 hp) BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine and the electric motor with up to 40 kW (54 hp) produce a maximum output for the system of 250 kW (340 hp) and accelerate the vehicle from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds. This very high output potential is in complete oppose to the extremely low fuel consumption values: the average figure in the EU test cycle is 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers, while CO2 emissions are 139 grams/kilometer*. This means the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 fulfills the emission norm EU6 as standard.
The lithium-ion high-performance battery is characterized by its long life expectancy and is accompanied by a special certificate which offers coverage for the first 100,000 km or maximum five years, whichever comes first.
* Values determined on the basis of the ECE test cycle.