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2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

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$26,536 — $28,524 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

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The Good

  • Retains regular 5 Series styling
  • Performance potential
  • Handling potential
  • Fuel economy

The Bad

  • Battery pack reduces trunk space
2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5
  • Hybrid version of the 5 Series
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Can go up to 37 mph on electric power
  • Hybrid technology works with navigation system to optimize performance

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Vehicle Overview

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 can seat up to five people, has a lithium-ion battery pack for its hybrid system and can drive up to 37 mph on electric power alone. Based on the 5 Series sedan, it retains typical BMW performance and can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, according to the automaker. Competitors include the Infiniti Q70 Hybrid and Lexus GS 450h.

New for 2015
A sport leather steering wheel and LED fog lights are now standard.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season run-flat tires
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge adaptive headlights
  • LED accent lighting
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Power front seats; available heated front seats, rear seats and steering wheel
  • Available ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Wood trim
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • CD stereo
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Navigation system
  • Available head-up display
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Available dual-screen rear entertainment system
  • Available power rear sunshade, manual side shades

Under the Hood

  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine and electric motor make 335 horsepower total
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Stop-start technology
  • Rear-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic s...
Vehicle Overview

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 can seat up to five people, has a lithium-ion battery pack for its hybrid system and can drive up to 37 mph on electric power alone. Based on the 5 Series sedan, it retains typical BMW performance and can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, according to the automaker. Competitors include the Infiniti Q70 Hybrid and Lexus GS 450h.

New for 2015
A sport leather steering wheel and LED fog lights are now standard.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season run-flat tires
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge adaptive headlights
  • LED accent lighting
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Power front seats; available heated front seats, rear seats and steering wheel
  • Available ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Wood trim
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • CD stereo
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Navigation system
  • Available head-up display
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Available dual-screen rear entertainment system
  • Available power rear sunshade, manual side shades

Under the Hood

  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine and electric motor make 335 horsepower total
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Stop-start technology
  • Rear-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera
  • Available surround-view cameras
  • Available night vision with pedestrian detection
  • Available adaptive cruise control with full-stop capability
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning

 

Consumer Reviews

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Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Base

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
5 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
5 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The ActiveHybrid 5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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