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BMW at the Tokyo Motor Show


The new BMW ActiveHybrid 5 will have its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011.

The full-hybrid Saloon brings together a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, an electric drive system, an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a high-performance lithium-ion battery. This package of technology allows the brand’s third hybrid model to be driven on purely electric power around town, offers drivers a boost function delivering extremely dynamic acceleration, and enables the car to coast with the combustion engine switched off.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 also comes with a globally unique intelligent energy management system, which works in tandem with the navigation system to prepare the car’s drive functions in advance for upcoming road conditions.

Japan is also preparing to welcome its first diesel BMW. The BMW X5 xDrive35d BluePerformance has a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with a diesel particulate filter and oxidation catalytic converter, as well as an exhaust treatment package featuring an AdBlue system with urea injection to reduce NOx levels in the car’s exhaust.

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