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      07-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
Arrow 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Officially Launches with 340HP, 39 MPG, 0-62 in 5.3 Sec

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47.9mpg imp (39.88 US MPG) and 139 g CO2/km Consumption




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  • Combination of an award-winning combustion engine and an innovative electric drive.
  • BMW TwinPower Turbo technology working in tandem with an eight-speed automatic hybrid transmission and intelligent energy management.
  • All-electric operation up to 75 km/h (46 mph). All-electric driving range up to four kilometres (approx. 2.5 miles).
  • System output 250 kW / 340 HP (306 HP 6 cylinder inline petrol engine + 55 HP electric motor).
  • 5.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph). 5.9 litres per 100 km.
  • (47.9mpg imp / 39.88 US MPG) and 139 g CO2/km in the EU test cycle.
  • Petrol engine can be switched off and fully decoupled while coasting at speeds of up to 160 km/h (100 mph) in
    ECO PRO mode.
  • All three Sport, Modern and Luxury lines as well as the M Sport package are available for the ActiveHybrid 3.


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Latest-generation BMW ActiveHybrid technology: six-in-line engine, electric motor, lithium-ion battery.
The 225 kW/306 hp six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology in the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is the same unit renowned for its free-revving capability, pulling power and efficiency in the BMW 335i. The electric motor, meanwhile, develops 40 kW/55 hp and is supplied with energy by a high-voltage lithium-ion battery integrated underneath the luggage area.

Power from the two drive systems is transferred to the rear wheels by the eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to its full-hybrid construction, which enables purely electric and therefore local emission-free driving in urban conditions or when coasting, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 boasts not just highly sporty performance but also a double-digit percentage improvement in fuel economy over the BMW 335i/335iA.

Superior efficiency thanks to ECO PRO mode including coasting and intelligent energy management.

In order to exploit the potential of the BMW ActiveHybrid technology, the intelligent energy management of the power electronics uses a host of innovative functions to ensure the drive system runs efficiently.

Charging of the high-performance battery primarily takes place during coasting or braking, the electric motor performing the role of a generator feeding energy into the high-voltage battery. By contrast, under acceleration the electric motor takes on a boost function. Here, it assists the petrol engine by generating an ultra-dynamic burst of power, lending the Sedan’s sporty driving experience a sharper edge.

Moreover, while coasting at speeds of up to 160 km/h (100 mph) in ECO PRO mode, the combustion engine can be switched off and fully decoupled. This coasting mode combines comfortable driving with optimum utilisation of the kinetic energy already generated. To avoid periods with the engine running at idle at junctions or in traffic tailbacks, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 deploys its hybrid start-stop function. Plus, the power electronics can be intelligently linked up with the navigation system Professional (optional on the ActiveHybrid 3). This allows for proactive analysis of the driving situation, enabling the drive components to be primed to deliver maximum efficiency (the effect may vary according to the quality of the available navigation data).

Design: sporty elegance with individual accents.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 sees the sporty yet elegant body design of the BMW 3 Series Sedan complemented by bespoke touches which highlight its innovative drive technology. The “ActiveHybrid 3” lettering on the C-pillars and at the rear, along with the matt chrome exhaust tailpipes, set the exterior apart from the other models in the range. Further accents come courtesy of the standard satin-finish window surrounds and the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow features in the side graphic.

Available as an option, meanwhile, are 18-inch Streamline light-alloy wheels displaying exceptional aerodynamic efficiency.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 also stands out visually with door sill strips bearing “ActiveHybrid 3” lettering, an aluminium plate on the gearshift lever knob with the same ID, and a bespoke engine cover. In addition, all three Sport, Modern and Luxury lines as well as the M Sport package are available for the ActiveHybrid 3.

High-grade standard fittings, wide-ranging options.

The selection of interior colours, upholstery and interior trim elements reflects the range offered for the other BMW 3 Series Sedan variants.

Added to the standard-fitted array of comfort-enhancing features is also a
2-zone climate control system with stationary air conditioning.

A wide range of driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive mobility services, as well as virtually all the other optional extras available for the conventionally powered BMW 3 Series Sedan, can also be optionally specified for the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Production at BMW Plant Munich.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will be produced at BMW Plant Munich alongside other BMW 3 Series models.

The integration into the production process of BMW ActiveHybrid technology is underpinned by the efficient combination of state-of-the-art automated process engineering and the skilled craftsmanship of specially trained employees.


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      07-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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The Activehybrid 3 may be ordered with M Sport Package, Sport Line, Luxury Line or Modern Line. We asked BMW this question at the 2012 NYIAS:

Q: Is it possible to get M Sport package or lines on the Active Hybrid 3?

A: You can order it [the Activehybrid 3] with any of the lines (sport, luxury, modern) or M Sport package. As a no-cost option, you can also replace the aerodynamic wheels on the Activehybrid 3 with traditional standard wheels.

This is also confirmed in the press release above.
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now i want an m-sport activehybrid 335i.
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What do the 328/335 get on the European cycle?
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What do the 328/335 get on the European cycle?
It says above that the US MPG equivalent is 39.88 MPG.

328i and 335i get 33mpg.
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Worse mileage than a 330d. Bummer. Highly disappointed that BMW has gone this direction instead of offering us a choice.
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It says above that the US MPG equivalent is 39.88 MPG.

328i and 335i get 33mpg.
woops my bad, read it too fast
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I still can't stand the ActiveHybrid 3 badges on the side.
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Price tag??
It's already on the US configurator.
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well its not really on the US site, its broken...

So the M Sport package can be added for FREE on the active hybrid? seems odd...

No more tax credits in the US either
It will take a long time to make up for the extra cost based on gas savings alone.
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Did I just read that if you drive it on all electric you only get 4 kms max range?
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All that complexity for a minimum gain on MPG and negative on 0-60
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so there is now really no need to get a 328 or even 335 really...lol
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All that complexity for a minimum gain on MPG and negative on 0-60
actual 0-60 times might say otherwise, BMW claims 5.1 on the 335i and 5.3 on this one, actual tests might show them as the same, remember the hybrid will have extra weight.

also not sure its minimum gain on MPG, 39 combined average is a pretty major gain over the 335i which gets about 26 combined (50% gain).

Granted driving 12,000 miles at $4/gallon in the US means you save $600/year, so it would take a long time to make up for the extra cost...
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39 combined? I'm not sure if that's possible with any 6 cylinder at all.

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actual 0-60 times might say otherwise, BMW claims 5.1 on the 335i and 5.3 on this one, actual tests might show them as the same, remember the hybrid will have extra weight.

also not sure its minimum gain on MPG, 39 combined average is a pretty major gain over the 335i which gets about 26 combined (50% gain).

Granted driving 12,000 miles at $4/gallon in the US means you save $600/year, so it would take a long time to make up for the extra cost...
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So the M Sport package can be added for FREE on the active hybrid? seems odd...
No, the goofy aerodynamic wheels that come with the AH3 can be replaced with non-goofy wheels for no charge. M-sport will still be spendy (per this post - http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...2#post12275152).
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So BMW bumped it up to 40MPG (from 36MPG) and the total HP up to 340HP (from 335HP). They also raised the 37MPH limit on pure electric operation to 46MPH. Good news all around!
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