BMW Debuts 3 Series, ActiveHybrid 3, ActiveHybrid 5

By Paul Riegler on 10 January 2012
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The 2012 BMW 3 Series made its United States debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, along with the 2012 ActiveHybrid 5 and the 2013 ActiveHybrid 3.

The ActiveHybrid 5 is based on the 535i sedan and is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo-charged I-6 engine and electric drive system that together develop a total of 335 hp, coupled to an eight-speed transmission.

The new 2012 3 Series sedan will be initially available in two variants, the BMW 328i and the BMW 335i.  Standard features include a 6.5” display with iDrive controller, Bluetooth connectivity, an iPod/USB interface, an eight-speed automatic transmission, auto start-stop, Dynamic Driving Control with Eco Pro, brake energy regeneration, and larger wheels.

The ActiveHybrid 3 is the first 3 Series hybrid (BMW already has the ActiveHybrid 7  and the ActiveHybrid 6) and should be on sale in early 2013.

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