BMW Towson Electric Auto News for 2013 New Cars for 2013

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Most can be described as fuel-sipping commuter but the ActiveHybrid 3 can be described more as a hybrid-based performance machine.  In the ActiveHybrid 3 actually offers 5.3 0-to-62-mpg acceleration which is .2 secs faster than the capable BMW gasoline-powered 335i

Faster than the gasoline It’s because of the hybrid  Some Hybrids are electric automobiles with a small engine for backup .  Full can thus be run on electric power or on the power when necessary.  The however, has a large gasoline and both the gas and electric engines can the vehicle at the same time.

  In fact, he engine in the ActiveHybrid 3 is the same engine as the BMW 335i.  is a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline 6 delivering 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.  Add to power to an electric motor in the gearbox housing which by is rated as developing 55hp and 155 torque and what you get is a lot of performance.

The ActiveHybrid 3 is available now. located in the DC beltway area, we BMW Towson in Maryland and asked if a “plug-in” version is in the works. told us that one is and is likely to in 2014 but for now the ActiveHybrid 3 charges its pack as you drive.  There is an to this.

  As such, the car can be fitted with a (read: lighter) battery and this cuts down on The current one is a smaller 675 watt-hour unit manufactured by A123 in the US.

As with other BMW hybrid the ActiveHybrid 3 comes with a of fuel-saving features such as recovery and automatic stop/start  The engineers at BMW have designed certain components operate only when demand, such as the engine pump. Another fuel-saving is the Hybrid Coasting function sets the gasoline engine to idle when you back off the and lightly touch the brakes.

So whats it like to drive?  As as you start to move, it seems a regular car.  If you proceed modest throttle, the ActiveHybrid 3 power itself for 2.5 miles under electric power.  means whisper quiet.

Soon thereafter, the 6 cylinder gas fires up and the ActiveHybrid 3 sounds a more like a standard  The fun part, however, is you punch the accelerator and you are propelled by a of gasoline and electric power.  on!

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