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      01-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #10

Drives: 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3
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Originally Posted by SamS View Post
A plugin hybrid option means that will likely trickle to the 3er as well. Very interesting!
Indeed. FWIW given the tailpipe configuration, I'm expecting the plugin hybrid to be N26 based. Which will be great if it can reach AT-PZEV and qualify for CA carpool lane access.

A PHEV will have to have a much larger electric motor compared to the ActiveHybrid if it's to stand any chance of giving a BMW experience while on electric power. This should bridge the N20 vs N55 performance gap.