Gallery: BMW Shows Off Its New ActiveHybrid 3 and ActiveHybrid 5 Vehicl...

Enlisting the help of several Olympic athletes including Janet Evans and Apolo Ohno, BMW unveiled its ActiveHybrid 3 and ActiveHybrid 5 sedans, the new hybrid versions of the automaker's ubiquitous 3-series and 5-series vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show today. The ActiveHybrid 3 will be powered by a 6-cylinder twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine producing 306 horsepower, but this will be combined with a 54-horsepower electric motor for a total of 340 horsepower. The ActiveHybrid 3 gets 36 miles per gallon and comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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