BMW has released new details about the ActiveHybrid 3.

Designed for eco-friendly driving enthusiasts, the model is distinguished by special badging, matte chrome exhaust tips and satin-finish accents. Customers can also order 18-inch Streamline wheels which have an aerodynamic design for improved efficiency.

Interior changes are limited, but include special door sill plates and an ActiveHybrid badge on the gearshift surround. Unfortunately, the car's battery pack reduces the cargo capacity to 390 liters (13.7 cubic feet) which is 90 liters (3.1 cubic feet) less than the standard model.

Motivation is provided by a 306 PS (225 kW / 302 hp) 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and a 55 PS (40 kW / 54 hp) electric motor. This enables the model to have a combined output of 340 PS (250 kW / 335 hp) which allows the sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds. In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 5.9 L/100km (47.9 mpg UK / 39.8 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 139 g/km.

To get these impressive figures, the ActiveHybrid 3 is equipped with an Eco Pro system which cuts off the petrol engine during coasting at speeds up to 160 km/h (100 mph). Additionally, the model can travel on electricity alone for up to 4 km (2.5 miles) at speeds up to 75 km/h (46 mph).

Check out the press release for additional information

Gallery: BMW ActiveHybrid 3 goes 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds [videos]

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