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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Review

July 31, 2015

The weekend is finally within our reach – and if you’re on the hunt for that Friday feeling, we’ve got just the thing. Speeding its way into the Car Loan Warehouse’s spotlight today is the BMW ActiveHybrid 5. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly car that doesn’t compromise on performance, this might just be the model for you.

With the German manufacturer guaranteeing that the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 will deliver dynamic driving as well as being kinder to the planet, we’re finding out if they can make good on their promise. Let’s go!

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 front

Original image by Tokumeigakarinoaoshima

Design

Renowned for its dedication to building classy cars, BMW never lets us down – and the ActiveHybrid 5 is no exception. As well as the obvious aesthetic exterior appeal that comes with with every 5 Series, this BMW hybrid has plenty more to offer. Climb into the cabin and the tight lines and lightweight materials make the interior feel light and spacious – and boot capacity is generous too, in spite of dropping by 145 litres to make way for the lithium-ion battery pack.

Performance & Handling

When it comes to performance, the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine reaches top speeds of 155mph. With 306bhp at its disposal, the BMW hybrid sprints from 0 to 62mph in just 5.9 seconds – and there’s more. With fuel consumption of 40.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 149g/km, this saloon won’t break the bank when it comes to running costs. In all-electric mode, the lithium-ion high performance battery can power the ActiveHybrid 5 up to 37mph.

Features

Standard kit on the BMW ActiveHybrid includes front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, electric windows, alloy and leather trim multi-functional steering wheel, a Sat Nav system and Bluetooth connection. If luxury is your top priority, you can upgrade to leather upholstery and larger alloys – although it will significantly hike up the price. Whatever trim level you opt for, it’s class all the way.

BMW Finance

If BMW hybrid cars have made their way onto your must-have list, the entry-level BMW ActiveHybrid 5 rolls in at £47,790 – meaning you’ll need a decent budget to finance this saloon. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we can help make your dreams a reality by finding a suitable finance deal for you. Along with a team of professional lenders, we offer flexible car finance to suit any budget – and when it comes to BMW finance, we’re experts.

So if you need a helping hand securing car finance for your new wheels, apply now to see how we can help – or alternatively, head over to our online car finance calculator to get an instant estimate.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.