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The German based automaker BMW will officially present to the Asian auto market its new 5-Series Hybrid at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in December under its ActiveHybrid 5 name.

According to the car manufacturer, the new ActiveHybrid 5 F10 takes its power from BMW’s 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine along with an electric drive system, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission where the N55 petrol burner is developing a total output of 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque, and the electric motor has 55 horsepower and 155 lb-ft. The “green” F10 5-Series can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds while averaging 36.8 / 33.6 mpg (best / worst).

BMW says that the ActiveHybrid 5 can also be driven on electric power alone to speeds up to 37 mph for 2.5 miles and its electric motor is supplied with energy by a high-performance lithium-ion battery with 96 cells and usable energy capacity of 675 Wh, which has been specially developed for the vehicle and placed in the trunk, being positioned between the wheel arches.

BMW is also planning to introduce an ActiveHybrid 3, based on the new 3-Series generation, which is expected to use the same gasoline-electric powerplant as the 5-Series. The redesigned 3-Series will debut in February. Besides the “green” version, BMW is also planning to introduce a GranTurismo version of the new 3-Series, along with two new crossovers, the X2 and the X4, based on the X1 and the X3.