8 Articles
1 / 1
912013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

For Those Who Want Their Top Trim 3 Series Greener

4Autoblog Podcast #311

LA Auto Show, Forza Horizon, Lincoln Motor Company

50BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is an efficient use of 340 hp

We've learned to expect that hybrid vehicles will produce lower emissions and fuel-consumption scores than their standard gasoline-burning siblings. What we generally don't expect, however, is for that same hybrid to be quicker to 60 than its turbocharged brother or for it to make more overall horsepower.

53BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is an efficient use of 340 hp

We've learned to expect that hybrid vehicles will produce lower emissions and fuel-consumption scores than their standard gasoline-burning siblings. What we generally don't expect, however, is for that same hybrid to be quicker to 60 than its turbocharged brother or for it to make more overall horsepower.

Add2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 nav system uses altitude to optimize hybrid efficiency

Somewhat lost in the fanfare of BMW introducing a hybrid version of its best-selling 3 Series at the Detroit Auto Show was a brief mention of its new navigation technology. The 2012 ActiveHybrid 3 will be the first hybrid to use its nav system to help predict the best time to use and recharge its battery. This will go well beyond currently available navigation technology that plots economical travel routes based on traffic and speed limits, also incorporating altitude, final destination and othe

152012 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 nav system uses altitude to optimize hybrid efficiency

Somewhat lost in the fanfare of BMW introducing a hybrid version of its best-selling 3 Series at the Detroit Auto Show was a brief mention of its new navigation technology. The 2012 ActiveHybrid 3 will be the first hybrid to use its nav system to help predict the best time to use and recharge its battery. This will go well beyond currently available navigation technology that plots economical travel routes based on traffic and speed limits, also incorporating altitude, final destination and othe

132012 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Series should offer around 36 mpg

As part of the big unveiling of the new BMW 3 Series today came word of the new ActiveHybrid 3, which is scheduled to bow next fall. You can get the full details on the 3 over on Autoblog, but here's the skinny on the gas-electric version.

27Confirmed, Again: Next BMW 3 Series to gain hybrid version

When we first saw the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Concept and its conceptual 5 Series sibling, we immediately got the sneaking suspicion that the car wouldn't be the last Bavarian with a battery pack. Now it looks like the 3 Series will be the next in the company's stable to get the electric motor treatment. While speaking with shareholders, BMW head-honcho Norbert Reithofer let it slip that we'll be seeing a hybrid version of the company's bread and butter 3 Series fairly soon. When is that, exactly? It

1 / 1