Unveiled earlier this year at the NAIAS in Detroit, the all-new 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is about to hit the US market.
Combining a 306-horsepower 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine with a 55-horsepower electric motor, this environmentally friendly compact emits only 139 grams of CO2 per kilometre. It also features an eight-speed autobox and lithium-ion battery that charges through regenerative braking.
The 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 offers an all-electric driving range of about four kilometres at an average speed of 35 km/h. It can also deliver emission-free mobility at up to 75 km/h, although for a much shorter a distance. Expect 0-100km/h accelerations in 5.3 seconds along with a fuel consumption rating of 5.9L/100km.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will arrive at dealerships this fall with a price of US$50,195. Hopefully, the car will make it to Canada as well.