• MSRP: $16,531$25,323
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 300-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Our Take on the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

With the launch of the ActiveHybrid 5, BMW adds a full hybrid to its range of midsize luxury cars. The five-seat sedan can operate at speeds up to 37 mph on electric power alone, but the car retains typical BMW performance; it can go from zero to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, according to BMW. ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Battery pack reduces trunk space

Notable Features

  • New for 2012
  • Hybrid version of the 5 Series
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Can travel up to 37 mph on electric power
  • Hybrid technology works with navigation system to optimize performance

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Reviews

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2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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