Powered by BMW’s latest” generation ActiveHybrid technology the new BMW 3 Series hybrid is ﬁtted with a 3.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine, combined with an electric motor and a stack of lithium-ion batteries that allow it to accelerate from standstill to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds.
Despite its sports car like levels of sprint performance, the ActiveHybrid 3 is said to use approximately 5.9 litres of unleaded for every 100km travelled in a combined cycle.
If you’re wondering how it works, the 225kW six-cylinder engine is the same unit ﬁtted to the BMW 335i. According to BMW all the hybrid-related powertrain and energy management components were developed speciﬁcally for the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.
The result is a fully integrated system winch of BMW ActiveHybrid technology and the company as that all the new hybrid components are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle.
ActiveHybrid 3 is the second hybrid model from BMW after the launch of its ActiveHybrid 5. Its 335i sourced petrol engine develops maximum power, of 225kW at 5800rpm and maximum torque output1200rpm and 5000rpm.
An eight speed automatic gearbox, which is ﬁtted as standard, offers a wide gear range with close ratio spacing. For sportier drivers, the gearbox features direct downshift capability and exceptionally short shifts.