• 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
2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

What We Don't Like

  • Battery pack reduces trunk space

Notable Features

  • 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

2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Reviews

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


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2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Base

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Service & Repair

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What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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