BMW is set to unveil an ActiveHybrid Concept of the new BMW 5-Series at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010. At this auto show, BMW also plans to showcase several other vehicles but the carmaker has chosen to keep mum about them for now. The 1-Series Coupe ActiveE is set to debut in Detroit next month however the rumormills want the focus of fans to be directed at the Swiss auto show instead.
The ActiveHybrid 5 Concept should actually be rightfully fussed over. It will be the first hybrid based on the 5 Series, the same as the 7 Hybrid was for the flagship. It's notable that BMW will drop the large, powerful V8 engine seen in the ActiveHybrid X6 and ActiveHybrid 7. It will instead by powered by a six-cylinder engine outputting 218 horsepower coupled with 40 ponies coming from an electric motor.