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2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

Although a tech powerhouse, in some ways the hybrid system in the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 feels like a novelty. It adds power and fuel efficiency, but also adds quirks to everyday driving. Cutting-edge cabin tech features are available in all 7-series models.

By Mar. 17, 2011

4.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 17, 2011

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 preview (photos)

BMW adds another hybrid to its lineup, the ActiveHybrid5 based on the 5-series. BMW has essentially added a hybrid system to the 535i with this car, increasing power and fuel economy.

8 Images By Oct. 5, 2011


2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (photos)

BMW's hybrid 7-series is an odd duck; its hybrid system gives it a huge power boost and better fuel economy than its siblings. But the driving character can be odd due to the idle stop feature of the engine. It works fine at long lights, but is annoying in stop-and-go traffic.

26 Images By Mar. 18, 2011


BMW unveils the 5-series hybrid

BMW announced specifications and released photos of a new hybrid coming to its lineup, the ActiveHybrid 5. This car joins the ActiveHybrid 7, using BMW's new hybrid system to generate extra power and get better fuel economy.

By Oct. 5, 2011


BMW Concept X5 eDrive test drive: A big SUV with a big battery and a plug

BMW has been making waves with its i3 and i8, but now it's time for the company's more-traditional cars to get some bigger battery packs. We take a prototype plug-in hybrid X5 SUV for a quick spin.

By Apr. 16, 2014


BMW hybrid takes car tech to new levels

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

By Mar. 21, 2011


The 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid3 unveiled in Detroit (video)

BMW looks like it should have a hit on its hands with the ActiveHybrid3. Fuel economy is estimated in the mid-30s, and it has more horsepower than the 335i model.

By Jan. 17, 2012


455 hp BMW hybrid qualifies for tax break

If you're buying a $103,000 hybrid, you're probably not too worried about tax incentives, but hey, in this economy every little bit of savings helps, right?

By Jun. 4, 2010


BMW combines all-wheel-drive, plug-in hybrid in concept

At the 2013 Frankfurt auto show next month, BMW will display an X5 model SUV concept with a plug-in hybrid drive system.

By Aug. 21, 2013


CNET Car Tech: 2011 BMW 750i Active Hybrid

The 2011 BMW 750i Active Hybrid is a big, brawny, largely unjustifiable green machine.

By Mar. 29, 2011