BMW ActiveHybrid 3 review (2012 onwards) MSN Cars UK

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BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed

BMW ActiveHybrid 3 review (2012

Summary

What: BMW ActiveHybrid 3

Munich, Germany

Date: 2012

Price: £40,225 £43,225

Available: September

We like: Noise, pace,

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The all-conquering BMW 3 Series now gets power to turn it into the cruiser the range has been missing. At face value the 3 is an efficient vehicle given its but if you dig a bit deeper you’ll find are greener, and cheaper, alternatives available.

They’re only to shift 100 vehicles

Take the BMW In SE guise, it’s £6,945 than the ActiveHybrid’s £40,225, 10.3mpg combined more 10g/km CO2 less than the car, and is only 0.3 seconds in completing the sprint from to 62mph.

BMW know this, and even though we’ll be it in the UK come September this the Bavarian firm concedes aimed more at the American and markets — they’re expecting to shift 100 vehicles in its first year of sales. So something of a niche product, but it’s not without its appeal.

Performance

The standard 335i is a motor — 306hp 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds. Add a further with a gearbox-mounted electric (even if total output is at 340hp) and the 0-62 time by two tenths.

Acceleration is effortless and the combination gives some mid-range clout — lag is noticeable, but the electric motor’s does its very best to and fill in the hole.

There’s a sailing mode when you off the accelerator that disengages the and effectively lets the car coast, the lithium-ion battery pack at the time.

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The integration of the hybrid system is and trying to spot when the kicks in and drops out on anything but in near impossible. It’s smooth.

The eight-speed gearbox is a It shifts well and responds to movements in the throttle to change up or especially in Sport, but in the less Eco-Pro mode, too.

We its efficiency gains would be to a greater degree in urban conditions rather than or motorway jaunts. The ActiveHybrid 3 can run on electric power at speeds of up to for distances of up to 2.5 miles — not a range, agreed, but around it’d surely prove its

Ride and handling

Hybridisation of the powertrain has added a further — in the form of a battery gearbox-mounted motor and the system’s control unit — and it

Spirited driving is not what car is about


The ActiveHybrid 3 feels eager to respond to inputs the wheel than the standard car especially through sharper changes — and the steering has an if only small dead around the straightahead probably not by the standard-fit low rolling resistance

It’s soft and rolls if you the chassis, but flat-out spirited is not what this car is about. The suspension and less immediate make for a nicely refined and calm ride.

BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed

It feels composed no matter what you throw at it and the whole package is towards eco-driving. Leave it in the Eco-Pro setting — lightens the steering and dulls the and gearbox responses — and you can waft along watching the mpg

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Apart from the addition of a few placed ActiveHybrid 3 badges, the BMW is identical to any other latest 3 Series on sale. We drove an SE spec car, which sat-nav, Bluetooth, an eight-speed gearbox, heated seats basically the works — as standard.

The electric seats are adjustable and the car’s cabin and ergonomics means just anyone in between a junior and a professional basketball player can get behind the wheel.

It’s a relaxed, refined and quiet to sit — something that your angst to go quickly leaving you cruising along to use the combustion engine as little as

Economy and safety

For a 340hp 3.0-litre petrol dragging 1,655kg the ActiveHybrid 3 returns efficiency.

Up to 47.9mpg combined is and 139g/km CO2 emissions equates to road tax — the standard would cost you £195 and returns 39.2mpg. That BMW’s 330d yields combined with CO2 emissions of — meaning £100 tax — and is £6,945 cheaper

Safety is good and the 2012 F30 BMW 3er a full-five star Euro rating, scoring high in all categories: Adult, Child, and Safety Assist. Plenty of systems and good battery means the hybrid will be as strong in a crash as the standard

The MSN Cars verdict

If the ActiveHybrid 3 is efficient than the diesel and more at the American and Asian then what’s the point of it to the UK?

BMW concedes it’s not going to be a big here, but that it offers an alternative to motorists who are decidedly diesel, crave petrol but want to make a token towards saving the planet their automobile.

It’s a good car with commendable traits that you think twice about a saloon. But that’s all it does. still end up buying the oil-burner.

fast, smooth, comfortable and but the ActiveHybrid 3 is expensive and doesn’t the all-round ability that the offers.

BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed
BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed
BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed
BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed
BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed
BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed
BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed
BMW 3 Series Saloon ActiveHybrid 3 SE Auto Automatic 8-speed

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