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BMW ActiveHybrid 3 - Web Exclusive

The ultimate driving machine helps save the world.

Alex Bernstein
Jul 6, 2012 SHARE
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With the combination of cutting-edge hybrid technology and the popular BMW 3 Series, BMW is doing something very different. Utilizing the TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder and 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, paiered with an electric motor powered by a high-voltage battery, this 3 Series generates 335 horsepower and 332 lb0ft of torque—that’s right, it’s hybrid and makes even more power than before, 13% and 11% respectively.

Not only does the electric motor provide some more grunt, but it provides enough juice to power the ActiveHybrid 3 emissions-free at speeds up to 45mph and a distance up to 2.5 miles.

The 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will hit U.S. showrooms this fall with an MSRP of $50,195. Honestly? That’s pretty reasonable and we can’t wait to get our hands on one.

Epcp 1207 02+bmw_activehybrid_3+left view Photo 2/6   |   BMW ActiveHybrid 3 - Web Exclusive
Epcp 1207 04+bmw_activehybrid_3+front view Photo 6/6   |   BMW ActiveHybrid 3 - Web Exclusive
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