The new BMW 5 Series Active Hybrid is really one of the first driver-orientated saloons available in the full-sized executive sector, but it’s more or less competing against the BMW Diesel 5 Series, and with a pretty big price tag, it’s hard to see just how competitive it’s going to be. Still, let’s have a quick scan of the positives: this petrol/electric 5 Series Saloon is powered by a 3.0-litre engine that has 325PS with the inclusion of an electric motor, and offers up superb drivability that, so far, no other hybrid has quite managed.
Furthermore, BMW is investing a lot of time and resource into hybrid power, with the new BMW 5 Series Active Hybrid5 being the first to benefit from their endeavours. No doubt, the German brand’s interest in the niche was fuelled by a desire to outwit rivals Mercedes and Audi, and [...]
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