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      01-10-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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2012 Detroit NAIAS: BMW Active Hybrid 3 Makes Auto Show Debut

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Here's another highlight of the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the Active Hybrid 3.

Seen here in Modern Line configuration, the Active Hybrid 3 combines BMW's smooth 3.0l N55 inline 6 and an electric motor for a maximun output of 335hp and 450Nm. It does 0-62mph in less than 5.9 seconds and returns 37 miles to the gallon. To further improve mpg there's also an intelligent navigation system to optimize your routes for a hybrid. Unlike other hybrids the Actibe Hybrid 3 doesn't compromise boot capacity too much (390 liters).

There's no word on pricing yet, but if the just-announced pricing for the Active Hybrid 5 is any hint we'd expect it to be in the ballpark of $ 50,000. The Active Hybrid 3 will be available in Fall 2012.

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      01-10-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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335 hp sounds nice enough, although I would have hoped for more They should offer a debadging option just like the one with the line badges and with the model designation, I wouldn't want Active hybrid 3 written all over my car in every angle.
Plz BMW don't fall in the Enivronmentally-friendly-cars-must-have-butt-ugly-wheels pit. I know it reduces drag but still.
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hate the lower part of the bumper. Could they not have left it closer to the E90? If I blur my vision, I could mistaken it for an Audi.
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I doubt that it will offer a worthwhile economic improvement over a 335 because the later already has start stop.
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Numbers sound very promising. I am curious to see how they compare to real life.
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Numbers sound very promising. I am curious to see how they compare to real life.
If numbers are good right at launch, I'm very optimistic to the possibilities BMW is going to have with hybrids given their partnership Toyota.
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Really hope that 0-62kph in 5.9 is a typo and should have been mph otherwise that's a Sloooow car
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Really hope that 0-62kph in 5.9 is a typo and should have been mph otherwise that's a Sloooow car
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Base price >$50k+ means you'll likely save more money buying a 328i unless you plan on keeping it for a very long time, no?
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37 mpg combined, highway or city?
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335 hp sounds nice enough, although I would have hoped for more
With the added weight of the batteries and motor, it winds up being about as fast as the 328i (5.9s 0-60).
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320d > this thing
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..man I LOVE that textured wod trim...PLEASE use it in the F42
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Can you order it with M-sport?
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..man I LOVE that textured wod trim...PLEASE use it in the F42
I think it looks like somebody smeared Nutella all over the dashboard.
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ActiveHybrid 5 pricing is announced: http://www.bimmerfest.com/news/592813/bmw-announces-pricing-for-the-2012-activehybrid-5--starting-at-$61,845/

AH5 - $60,950 (before destination charge)
535i - $52,500 (before destination charge)

Premium: $8,450, but it does include Nav & supposedly HUD/black-panel, which are $1900 & $1300, respectively.
So, only $5,350 more than a 535i with those options.
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