Spyshots: BMW ActiveHybrid 3-Series
Will you believe us if we told you that the Bavarian company is about to launch the BMW ActiveHybrid 3-Series sedan? No… it’s not joke, folks… We spotted the Bavarian company took their new ActiveHybrid 3-Series sedan for test drive which some of the bodies covered with camouflage sheet. We were a bit surprise because we never thought BMW will offer 3-Series in the form of hybrid model. So, how did we know that the BMW ActiveHybrid 3-Series is hybrid?
Despite the camouflage sheet on the BMW ActiveHybrid 3-Series, we can see the sides and the rear of the sedan which has stickers on it. That stickers are the same stickers which have been used before for other hybrid BMW cars.
The info on the performance parts are a bit blurry right now but the BMW ActiveHybrid 3-Series might be powered by a combination of V6 engine with an electric motor. So, it’s not pure hybrid like Toyota Prius or Nissan LEAF. It is also very possible that the ActiveHybrid 3-Series might be using four-cylinder petrol engine as part of the hybrid powertrain.
Well, whatever the engine options are, we really hope that the BMW ActiveHybrid 3-Series sedan will not have the same destiny with the X6 ActiveHybrid as the Bavarian automaker had to end the project. What makes the X6 never be born in the form of production version is because BMW ambitiously wanted to achieve big power, big weight, and big price. The ActiveHybrid 3-Series will be ready late next year to accompany the regular 3-Series sedan.