BMW EfficientDynamics in the BMW ActiveHybrid 5.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 combines innovations in a unique way: a comprehensive package of measures and technologies, from BMW EfficientDynamics, provides more driving pleasure with less emissions.


The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 represents the next generation performance hybrid with a system output of 225 kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm of torque.

  • BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol engine

    While the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine features a lightweight design, its TwinScroll turbocharger produces a robust 225 kW (306 HP), resulting in a torque of 400 Nm. With this power at its disposal, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds. At the same time it achieves impressively low fuel consumption and emission values, ranging from 40.3 to 44.1 mpg and 163 to 149 g/km CO2 (all values in accordance with EU test cycle, depending on the tyre format selected).

  • Electric motor

    The second component of the performance hybrid is the 40 kW electric motor. It can drive the car fully electrically up to a maximum speed of 60 km/h. It supports the combustion power train when overtaking, on uphill gradients and in other driving situations where spontaneous acceleration is required. The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion high-performance battery via the rear axle.

    The lithium-ion high-performance battery is characterised by its long life expectancy and is accompanied by a special certificate which offers coverage for the first 100,000 km or maximum five years, whichever comes first. 



The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 utilises next-generation hybrid technology. Interaction between the ECO PRO Mode and numerous additional measures from BMW EfficientDynamics ensures maximum efficiency – without compromising on the vehicle’s dynamic driving qualities.


Hybrid Start-Stop switches off the combustion engine automatically as soon as the car is stationary. Key functions such as air conditioning are taken care of by the high-performance battery in this case. When the accelerator pedal is activated, the vehicle starts electrically. If more powerful acceleration is desired, the combustion engine is reactivated. Either way, the result is reduced fuel consumption and emissions.


As soon as you switch to the ECO PRO mode, everything is geared towards greater efficiency, and depending on your individual driving style, this results in a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 20% (according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study).
The additional functions of preview assistant and ECO PRO Route (both with Professional Navigation System only) enable another 5% of savings potential. This mode optimises accelerator and transmission response as well as shift points, and intelligently adapts the heating and air conditioning strategy. The Control Display shows you which EfficientDynamics technologies are currently lowering your fuel consumption. You’ll also receive ECO PRO tips that relate to your current driving situation to help you boost efficiency even further.

  • Preview assistant

    The Professional Navigation System’s preview assistant is an especially innovative highlight of ECO PRO mode. Based on navigation data, it detects bends, built-up areas, roundabouts, T junctions, speed limits and motorway exits along the route and is able to give you tips in advance to enable you to reduce speed early and efficiently.

  • ECO PRO Route

    ECO PRO mode also includes ECO PRO Route which combines with the new generation of Professional Navigation System to calculate the most fuel-efficient route, based on individual driving style as well as the current traffic situation and road conditions. The on-board computer displays how many additional miles you have gained from using ECO PRO mode.



The entire vehicle design is testament to the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The optimised, aerodynamic front apron and undercarriage feature innovative improvements that reduce air resistance and fuel consumption.
The entire front section embodies the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy, including the newly designed front apron. The optimised design of the cooling air inlets also contributes to improved aerodynamics - thereby reducing air resistance. The same applies to the wheel arches, which are specially designed to reduce air swirl.

The flat undercarriage cover, which also shields the engine compartment, is an additional detail that greatly improves the car’s aerodynamics. This new cover is not only advantageous in terms of aerodynamics: it also improves sound insulation and provides greater protection from rust.


Every time the driver brakes or decelerates, kinetic energy is released for storage in a high-performance battery in the BMW ActiveHybrid 5. It can then be re-used later as drive power. This saves fuels since the energy is not lost. As soon as you take your foot off the accelerator or apply the brakes, Brake Energy Regeneration uses the energy released to charge the battery. This energy from the high-performance battery is used to provide a short boost of additional power when accelerating. As a result, less strain is placed on the engine and emissions are reduced significantly. The result is reduced fuel consumption and increased performance – classic BMW EfficientDynamics.



The air vent control uses a sensor which continuously determines the degree of cooling required by the engine during travel. It is no longer necessary for the radiator to provide a permanent flow of air. The air flaps open and close depending on the conditions and outdoor temperature, improving aerodynamics and shortening the engine warm-up time, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.