2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 - Road Test Specs

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Sedan

(3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo Hybrid 8-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$61,845 (base)
Assembly locationDingolfing, Germany


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected, inline-6, gasoline with auto-stop/start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,979/182
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)306 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 1,200
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Hybrid typeParallel
Electric motor rating (kW)40
Combined horsepower (hp @ rpm)335 @ 5,800
Combined torque (lb-ft @ rpm)330 @ 1,200-5,000
Battery typeLithium-ion
Battery capacity, rated (kW-hr)1.35
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=4.714, II=3.143, III=2.106, IV=1.667, V=1.285, VI=1.000, VII=0.839, VIII=0.667
Final-drive ratio (x:1)2.929


Suspension, frontIndependent multilink with two lower control arms and double ball joints, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.1
Tire make and modelDunlop SP Sport Maxx GT (18-inch option)
Tire typeAll-season, low-rolling resistance
Tire size245/45R18
Wheel size18-by-8 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front13.7-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear13.6-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)5.9 (62 mph)

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityOptional iPod via propietary cable, generic aux jack
Satellite radioOptional Sirius
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard 48 months trial subscription
Smart entry/StartOptional -- ignition, doors, trunk
Parking aidsOptional parking sonar front and rear
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional
Night VisionOptional
Driver coaching displayStandard for fuel economy

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,079
Length (in.)193.1
Width (in.)73.2
Height (in.)57.6
Wheelbase (in.)116.9
Track, front (in.)63.0
Track, rear (in.)64.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)36.1
Headroom, front (in.)40.5
Headroom, rear (in.)38.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.2
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)13.2


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles

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