MENTION the word hybrid and images of ultra-fuel-efficient vehicles with wind-cheating aerodynamics spring to mind. Toyota should be lauded for its effort in establishing and… Read more →
“Less fuel, more performance”, this was the opening line at the presentation of BMW’s new eco-friendly 5 Series – the Active Hybrid 5. BMW is well known for its efforts to improve fuel consumption and lower CO2 outputs under the banner of EfficientDynamics. While such endeavours are laudable, there comes a point where a company has to take the next step towards eco-friendly motoring, beyond improving combustion. Aerodynamics and reducing weight is not enough –hybrid technology is the next step.
Along with the 2012 introduction of four new engine options to the local 5 Series range (520i, 528i, 530d, and 535d), BMW South Africa is also set to add an all-new ActiveHybrid model to the 5 lineup.