The driving dynamics of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5.

Every BMW chassis transmits the passion for sporty driving from the vehicle straight to the driver, while simultaneously providing the highest level of safety and comfort. This unique experience is palpable in the BMW ActiveHybrid -- thanks to features like the Driving Experience Control and standard 8-speed Steptronic transmission, among others.

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You can feel the sporty driving pleasure that the chassis of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 transmits from the road directly to your steering wheel, while guaranteeing safety and the highest possible comfort. In addition, it confidently meets a variety of requirements: as taut as it is comfortable, dynamic and safe. 50:50 weight distribution between the axles and perfect coordination of the components makes this possible.
The aluminium integral rear axle isolates the road vibrations from the engine and allows more power transmission and comfort. This characteristic can be further refined with the optional integral active steering. The double-arm front axle ensures wheels grip the road tightly. The aluminium structure eliminates unnecessary weight while increasing rigidity, and in the case of a collision, it absorbs the forces of the impact to provide maximum passenger protection. Sporty manoeuvres can be carried out smoothly in every driving situation without any unnecessary jolting of passengers.

  • Dynamic Damper Control & Adaptive Drive


The Driving Experience Control gives you the choice: you use the button in the centre console to activate the desired mode. Change from Comfort mode, with the standard engine and transmission settings, to ECO PRO Mode, geared towards efficiency, or Sport mode, which enables more dynamic driving. You can see underneath the rev counter which setting is currently activated.

  • ECO PRO Mode
  • Preview assistant
  • ECO PRO Route and coasting
  • Sport mode


The 8-speed Steptronic transmission makes changing gears and driving significantly more convenient, thanks to fast engine speed transitions and shorter shift times. It unites outstanding comfort with palpable dynamics and increased fuel-efficiency. Gears can also be changed manually using the selector lever.