The BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Introducing the BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Guide Version: 1.0. This guide was created on 10-02-2015 and updated monthly with new information.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is an extremely decent extravagance auto, yet it’s difficult to argue for this half and half 5 Series vehicle from the outlook of mileage, execution or through and through expense.

It used to be, you needed to relinquish execution on the off chance that you needed predominant mileage. That was before the extravagance’s approach half breed, and BMW now offers a modest bunch of them. The 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is the half breed adaptation of the fair size 5 Series vehicle (evaluated independently). Its gas motor/electric engine drive framework conveys a consolidated EPA efficiency rating of 26 mpg, which is great yet not awesome when you consider that most current smaller autos have a joined rating in the low 30-mpg range. Yet this cross breed BMW 5 Series vehicle additionally runs to 60 mph in under 6 seconds and fronts pretty much every extravagance highlight you could need.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 sees for the most part minor gear changes for 2015. The overhauled standard gear rundown incorporates LED fog lights, upgraded Bluetooth availability with cell phone combination and a game calfskin controlling wheel, while the Modern Line alternative gathering is disposed of. BMW has likewise diminished the cost of the discretionary night vision framework.

What You Need To Know About the BMW ACTIVEHYBRID 5


The 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 highlights a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-barrel motor collaborated with an electric engine, an eight-speed programmed transmission and back wheel drive. To a great degree, speeding up can have the ActiveHybrid 5 go up to 37 mph impelled just by the framework’s electric engine; power for the engine originates from a lithium-particle battery situated in the storage compartment. Aggregate joined yield of the gas motor and electric engine is 335 drive and 332 pound-feet of torque.

BMW gauges that the ActiveHybrid 5 will quicken from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, basically indistinguishable to times Edmunds testing recorded in both the general 535i vehicle (with a programmed transmission) and the diesel 535d.

Maybe most critical, EPA efficiency appraisals for the 2015 ActiveHybrid 5 are 26 mpg joined (23 city/30 expressway).


When you get in progress, it’s reasonable that BMW expects this current auto’s cross breed powertrain principally as an execution promoter that additionally happens to add a small portion of productivity upgrade. Hit the gas pedal at low to direct speeds and the ActiveHybrid 5 hops to your charge, the awesome inline six-chamber motor revving with outstanding smoothness.

In spite of the fact that this specific BMW six-chamber has long been viewed as an unbeatably refined gas motor, we’re not absolutely partial to how the ActiveHybrid 5 mixes gas and electric force. Interest for moderate force at lower rates can inspire jerky reactions as the framework battles to choose how to most productively react. What’s more, despite the fact that the ActiveHybrid 5 hypothetically can drive singularly on electric force up to rural rates, actually the gas motor flames to life at even the scarcest incitement.


BMW sees little reason that a mixture model ought to be any diverse inside than its customarily fueled partners, so the 2015 ActiveHybrid 5’s inside gives little proof about its option powertrain. The ActiveHybrid 5 uses BMW’s standard and powerful double dial gages with conventional orange night lighting. All the cross breed data you could request, on the other hand, can be found in the iDrive framework’s menus. The iDrive framework itself has been enhanced throughout the years, and we now think of it as one of the clearer human-machine interfaces you’ll discover in a vehicle at any cost.

What’s more, pretty much as in each other 5 Series model, you’re dealt with to exceptional materials and careful form quality. The front seats are sufficiently open for substantial edges, and the standard movable seats can be made agreeable for anybody, while the discretionary “multicontour” seats convey new intending to solace and backing.

Indeed, even genuinely tall tenants will locate the back seats of the ActiveHybrid 5 to be extensive and sufficiently strong for a throughout the day drive. However, don’t arrange an excess of multi-traveler, weeklong treks: This auto’s battery pack crushes trunk ability to a pitiful 10 cubic feet, notably more tightly than the storage compartment of any non-hybrid average size extravagance vehicle and essentially littler than even the Lexus GS 450h, which offers 13 cubic feet.


Standard wellbeing gear for the 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 incorporates steadiness and footing control, antilock circle brakes, front seat side airbags, side window ornament airbags and dynamic front head restrictions. The strength control framework coordinates a few elements intended to enhance braking execution, for example, occasionally wiping the brake rotors dry in wet conditions and naturally snugging the brake cushions to the rotors when the driver suddenly lifts off the throttle. Additionally, standard is the BMW Assist crisis correspondences framework, which incorporates programmed crash notice, a crisis reaction catch, remote entryway open and stolen vehicle recuperation.

A rearview camera and stopping sensors are discretionary. The complete Driver Assistance Plus bundle includes rate limit data, a forward crash cautioning and relief framework (with person on foot location), a path takeoff cautioning framework, blind side checking, driver laziness identification and side-and top-view cameras. At long last, the discretionary night vision framework is fit for showing conceivable perils (counting walkers) that may somehow or another not be seen with the routine headlights.

In government accident tests; the customary 5 Series car earned a main five-star rating by and large, including four stars for frontal effects and five stars for side effects. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety granted the 5 Series its most astounding score of “Good” in moderate-cover frontal-counterbalance, side-effect and rooftop quality accident tests, however it earned just a “Minimal” rating in the establishment’s little cover frontal-balance accident test. The 5 Series’ seat/head restriction outline was appraised “Great” by the IIHS for whiplash security in back effects.

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 SPECS

ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter inline-6, aluminum block and head, 300 hp, 300 lb-ft; AC synchronous electric motor, 54 hp, 155 lb-ft; combined power rating, 335 hp, 332 lb-ft; 1.3-kWh lithium-ion battery pack

HORSEPOWER: 335 hp @ 5800 rpm

TORQUE: 332 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm

FUEL ECONOMY– 22/34 mpg

TRANSMISSION– 8-speed shiftable automatic



DRIVE TYPE: rear-wheel-drive

TOP SPEED– 160mph

0-60MPH- 4.7 sec

Price: $49,945 (base)


Most drivers will welcome the tranquil and thick form in which the 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 rides on all surfaces. The auto comes standard with BMW’s Driving Dynamics Control, which permits the driver to calibrate the motor, controlling and programmed transmission affectability in light of characterized settings. Indeed, even dialed up to the sportiest settings, however, the overwhelming ActiveHybrid 5 still feels situated more to cruise than we’d lean toward, underscoring the way that it is a long way from BMW’s most honed taking care of vehicle.

Like most half breeds, however, the ActiveHybrid 5 takes a confused way to accomplish its specific mix of fuel proficiency and execution. On the off chance that boosting mileage is a boss need, you’ll see that there are very much a couple of more proficient and less costly distinct options for the in fact great 2015 ActiveHybrid 5. To begin with, there’s BMW’s own particular diesel-engined 535d, which serves up a joined 30 mpg rating (also an enormous 38 mpg roadway execution), maintains the brand’s execution guarantee and expenses a few thousand dollars not exactly the 2015 ActiveHybrid 5. BMW’s 528i, the four-barrel controlled kin of the ActiveHybrid 5, is only a half-second slower to 60 mph, yet conveys marginally better mileage and will spare you a pack.

Obviously, the 2015 ActiveHybrid 5 is a fine extravagance auto that won’t frustrate either a first-time BMW customer or those who’ve had a few BMWs in their carport. In any case, unless having both a BMW and a mixture are absolute necessities, you’ll see that other extravagance cars offer better mixes of efficiency, execution and general worth.


√ High-quality interior with top-notch technology

√ Plentiful luxury amenities

√ Outstanding front seats

√ Spacious backseat


× High price

× No significant fuel economy or performance advantage from hybrid powertrain.