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PHOTO CAPTION: BMW ActiveHybrid 3's electric drive can power car up to 2.5 miles at 45 mph.

BMW Goes Aggressive with ActiveHybrid 3

Torque News reports on introduction of BMW's latest effort at a hybrid-electric vehicle.

Published: 08-Jul-2012

The all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 brings cutting-edge hybrid technology to the quintessential sport sedan for a new take on The Ultimate Driving Machine.

The ActiveHybrid 3 couples BMW’s TwinPower Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder to 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission plus an electric motor fed by a high-voltage battery to produce 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Brilliant!

In addition to boosting the internal combustion engine, the electric motor is capable of indepently powering the ActiveHybrid 3 with zero emissions at speeds up to 45 mph for distances up to 2.5 miles – as far as most of those forgotten item or depleted necessity jaunts we all make from time to time.

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