Five-Point Inspection: 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Powerful electric motor does its job

Running on just electricity, the Active Hybrid 5 can make it 2.5 miles at speeds up to 37 mph, and it wants to. Leaving it in Eco Pro, you don’t have to lightly brush the pedal to keep the gas engine from engaging like in many other hybrids. You can accelerate with some haste, though you won’t be winning any races. The all electric system does its best to stay on, saving you gas the entire time.