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BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

BMW displayed the 5 Series plug-in hybrid concept at Shanghai

The Germans from BMW decided to display the plug-in hybrid concept based on the current 5 Series F10 at the Shanghai Auto Show. Specially designed for the Chinese market, the BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid is still in the concept stage but it will be available starting 2013 for the Chinese customers.

BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid
BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

BMW and their Chinese friends from Brilliance joined the forces in order to conquer the local market with a hybrid version of the current 5 Series generation, a model that is a best seller in the range.

BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid
BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

China is a very attractive market that showed a positive feedback in the past months and this is why BMW decided to create a version dedicated only to this market.

BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid
BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

In terms of performance, the BMW Brilliance New Energy Vehicle, as they introduced the model earlier this month, will benefit from a powertrain that combines a conventional engine developing 215 horsepower and an electric unit offering 94 horsepower. You will be able to run 100% electric for about 75 kilometers but using the hybrid ensemble will increase the driving range to 400 kilometers.

BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid
BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

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