• Mar 15th 2011 at 6:01PM
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2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Chinese will get their very own plug-in hybrid BMW at next month's Shanghai Motor Show when BMW debuts the 2011 5 Series New Energy Vehicle. According to BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer, the car – based on the long-wheelbase 5 Series – is aimed specifically at the Chinese market.

There wasn't much else to be had from BMW about the New Energy Vehicle, except that it probably won't hit North American shores. It may, however, loan some of its technology to the ActiveHybrid 5, which BMW showed off as a concept last year. So far, we're still waiting on the production version of that car, which uses a more traditional gasoline-electric hybrid set up.

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[Source: Motor Authority]

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      Great car how about BMW should check this new tech "Most Efficient Electric Car Build by High School Students from DeLaSalle High School in Kansas City" on my Blog.. maybe they will create some interesting car after they read this hohoho...
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      Oh goodie.
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      Oh, great! Another reason to build more nuke plants.
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      I don't understand why BMW builds a LWB 5 series specifically for the Chinese market. Why not make the Chinese buy the 7 series if they want more leg room, just like the rest of the world is forced to?
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      We can't haz?
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