2017 BMW 5 Series Plug-In Hybrid Testing At Nurburgring – Video


BMW 5 Series PHEV At Nurburgring

BMW 5 Series PHEV At Nurburgring

The next-generation BMW 5 Series will be fully unveiled in 2016 with plans for it to go on sale in early 2017.

BMW will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the next-gen 5 series.  It’s likely that a four or six cylinder engine, paired with an electric motor, will power the 5 Series PHEV.

Electric range is expected to be well below 20 miles (our own EPA estimate).

Here’s video of the 5 Series PHEV testing at Nurburgring. Video description:

“The 2017 BMW 5-Series has been spied undergoing testing on the Nürburgring.”

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10 Comments on "2017 BMW 5 Series Plug-In Hybrid Testing At Nurburgring – Video"

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“Electric range is expected to be well below 20 miles…”

At the ‘Ring, so, too, would be the mpg’s.

With an electric range of less than 20 mile this would be perfect for my wife. She never drives more than about 20 miles at a time

How do you know this is the PHEV?

20 miles Epa, ha ha! BMW build the worst PHEVs on the planet.

You know the now out of production prius phv was the lowest

1. 20 miles of AER seems pointless to me.

2. Is that the Stig driving.

I am Güssing Mord like 30-40 miles EPA



4cyl twin-turbo with AER Euro-measure of 50km, the new minimum requirement, not likely to be beaten, nor missed for CO2 compliance, and of particular interest to BMW as they make a few ICEs that ahem, Won’t be helping their CO2 mfg footprint.
The regen will be i-adjustable, so you can maintain full charge for entering 0-emission cities, else the motor will simply be an additional turbo for 0-15m/kph duties by which time the turbos will have spun up and produced enough (lagged) horsepower to impress the customer.
With proper gearing it should easily beat 30mpg hwy at 100mph, which is the magic number.

It is all good and will only get better as PHEVs help the transition to full electric.
Once drivers have the electric experience, they want full electric all the time.