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      03-11-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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The Fifth Gear crew reviews the BMW Activehybrid 5. Can a hybrid impress the car nuts and pro drivers of the Fifth Gear team?

Watch their verdict in the segment which starts at 13:04 of the episode.



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      03-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting. I wondered where the hybrid was trying to fit it and it seems that unless you buy one cheap after BMW have registered it then its a but of a lemon.
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Lol at blender wheels comment by them. True...the car isn't worth the extra cost.
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Disappointed in the BMWs score but happy that Plato said he'd pick the RX8. That was my last car and I loved her oh so much.
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Well, I guess it depends on where you live. In Thailand there is no diesel larger than the 525 unless you go for a parallel import, which the official dealers will not service nor will they honour the warranty - a risk that not all (me included) are willing to take. Here, the ActiveHybrid works out at 2,000,000 Thai Baht ($65KUS) less than the standard 535i. This is due to the fact that there is a specific import tax levied on all vehicles, but is much reduced for hybrids - as long as they have a 3.0L or less engine size. I can tell you that this car makes a lot of sense for me. The equivalent Hybrid Lexus GS 450 has a 3.5L engine and comes in at a rather scary 7,800,000THB ($260K US). (Not to mention that it also has a horrible CVT 'box).

I have my AH5 M Sport on order. Only another 5 months to go :-(
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I have a lot of respect for tiff but in that review he sounded like a the ring master at a circus. Couldn't take anything he said seriously with the way he was carrying on.
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I have a lot of respect for tiff but in that review he sounded like a the ring master at a circus. Couldn't take anything he said seriously with the way he was carrying on.
+1. Cheap version of Top Gear.

The RS4 review reminds me how disappointed I am that the US no longer has the wagon option on the 5 series.
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Fifth Gear has stayed the same, with factual content. Top gear is just entertainment these days. Too many setup races from here to there for my liking.
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