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BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)

BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
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BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014) review: 66 facts and highlights

BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)

Why is BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014) better than the average?

  • Fuel economy (city)
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    9.4l/100 kmvs12.33l/100 km
  • Horsepower
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    335hpvs275.43hp
  • Fuel economy (highway)
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    7.3l/100 kmvs8.28l/100 km
  • Basic warranty (km)
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    80 000kmvs72 525.01 123 595 505km
  • Number of valves
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    24vs20.12
  • Fuel economy (combined)
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    8.4l/100 kmvs9.84l/100 km
  • Number of cylinders
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    6vs5.22
  • Basic warranty (years)
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    4yrsvs3.7yrs

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General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
2.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
3.Has four-wheel drive
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.
4.Is an electric car
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.
The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car, such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft, etc. Typically longer than the basic warranty, it lasts for a certain number of years.
The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
7.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
8.Is a hybrid car
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.
9.Has a diesel engine
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Improvements in diesel engine technology have lead to vast gains in fuel efficiency over petrol (gasoline) cars (and even hybrids), as well as having lower carbon emissions. It is also safer as it doesn't explode as petrol can.

Dimensions

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
2.maximum headroom (front)

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More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
4.width

1.81m

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
We consider a shorter length better because a compact chassis is generally easier to maneuver.
6.Has vertically-opening doors
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.
A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.
8.ground clearance

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The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.
The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Speed

1.coefficient of drag

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The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.
2.top speed

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The fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.
3.acceleration time (0-60 km/h)

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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-60 kilometres per hour.
4.acceleration time (0-100 km/h)

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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
5.acceleration time (0-200 km/h)

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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-200 kilometres per hour.
6.acceleration time (100-200 km/h)

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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 100-200 kilometres per hour.
7.Nürburgring lap time

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The Nürburgring race circuit is widely considered to be the most challenging in the world, and the fastest lap times are seen as the ultimate test of a car’s performance. (Source: Nürburgring Lap Times)

Engine

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
4.maximum torque

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Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
5.Has Stop-Start system
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.
6.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A higher fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
2.Has in-car system
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
An in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
3.Has Bluetooth
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
4.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
The vehicle has a tracking system that utilizes GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
5.Has smart key as standard
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
7.Has regenerative braking
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Regenerative braking captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity to charge the battery.
8.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six, but some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags, and side curtain airbags.

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