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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

For Those Who Want Their Top Trim 3 Series Greener The business case is pretty simple: BMW wants a green (or blue, if you like) "liaison" line of models between its standard lineup of cars and the upcoming mega-wow i models. This maximizes choices, fills all niches, and buys time while BMW waits to get those i cars just right before the start of deliveries. These ActiveHybrid full parallel-hybrid electrics are also acting as the closest BMW can get to its amazing range of turbocharged diesel motors that not enough people want in North America and Asia. In European terms, there is no... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.0L I6 / 41 kW electric motor
Power:
335 HP / 332 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$50,195 base
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