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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Sedan

2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Review

(3 Stars) 

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

The 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is the latest hybrid car in the U.S., and it has a lot of things going for it at the moment. It has already gained a strong reputation for being better to drive than most other hybrids. Of course, luxury is not a problem either, since BMW has almost always covered that part in full.

The biggest question here is whether the hybrid is as economical as it should be. The very purpose of any hybrid car is to offer greater economy by combining an electrical motor with a gasoline engine. Here is a look at whether it stands up to the competition.

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2013 Sedan Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 3.0L in-line 6 DOHC with Double-VANOS variable valve timing
Electric / premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 25 MPG city, 33 MPG highway, 28 MPG combined and 496 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
17.7gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 335 hp @ 5,800 rpm; 330 ft lb of torque
Secondary power: 300 hp @ 5,800 rpm; 300 lb ft @ 1,300 rpm

'13 BMW Sedan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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