Next month's Shanghai Motor Show will host the debut of a new BMW: the 5-Series "New Energy Vehicle," a plug-in hybrid that BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer is "from China for China." Early word of the New Energy Vehicle first emerged from unofficial channels in January, but Reithofer confirmed the car in a speech this week. We don't expect the car, built around the long-wheelbase version of the 5-Series, and featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain, to be sold in the U.S., but a variant of the technology might be. We've already spotted the ActiveHybrid 5 in testing, and BMW has plans for a hybrid...
Report: BMW Working On New Electric Car For China Based On 5-Series
BMW is set to launch a hybrid version of its 5-Series sedan, the production version of the ActiveHybrid 5 concept, later this year, but according to a new report the automaker is also working on an all-electric model based on the same platform. According to a report out of the Beijing Youth Daily...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Spy Shots: 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5-Series
Plugging an existing hybrid system into an existing car isn't quite as easy as plugging into an outlet, but the team at BMW is making it look that way, with the recently-unveiled BMW ActiveHybrid 5 already moving from concept car to testing prototype. As these spy photos show, the car is not...Nelson Ireson
2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept
The all-new 2011 BMW 5-Series Sedan is set to go on sale this June but before that we'll get a preview of a future gasoline-electric hybrid version destined to go on sale next year. Picking up BMW’s ActiveHybrid nomenclature, the new ActiveHybrid 5 Concept will be unveiled next week at the...Viknesh Vijayenthiran