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      03-21-2013, 06:47 PM   #265
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Is the active hybrid logo on the front door sills, or all 4 of them?
Just the front. The rear are much smaller and just say BMW.
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I officially purchased my 2013 AH3 last week . Im still on my first tank of gas with a little less than 1/4 tank remaining. Drove 340 miles since last Wed. 3/27 - I can probably go another 60-70 miles, so round-a-bout 400 miles first full tank, Im impressed. I mostly drive it in EcoPro mode, but still get on it every now and again.

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....That many, huh? lol
In the northeast, from what I've seen, they're practically trying to give away whatever dealer stock they have. Offering HUGE money off the demo or lot stock cars. I've seen anywhere from $5-$10,000 off... So, my guess is they're not exactly popular around here... :-/
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      04-24-2013, 09:27 AM   #268
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Purchased My ActiveHybrid 3 2 weeks ago, couldn't be happier with it. I seem to be alone in understanding the purpose of it, but I am not looking back!

I did also de-badge the car all around, I don't care what people think really and for me coming from an M3/M5, AH3 would have been perfect for me, so now its nothing lol


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Purchased My ActiveHybrid 3 2 weeks ago, couldn't be happier with it. I seem to be alone in understanding the purpose of it, but I am not looking back!

I did also de-badge the car all around, I don't care what people thing really and for me coming from an M3/M5, AH3 would have been perfect for me, so now its nothing lol

Sweat ride! Love the black kidneys, you go with the black ///m license plate cover?
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      04-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #270
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Sweat ride! Love the black kidneys, you go with the black ///m license plate cover?
I just got the blacked out BMW Cover for the back. I haven't got a chance to take many pics. But I will have to post more soon.
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Purchased My ActiveHybrid 3 2 weeks ago, couldn't be happier with it. I seem to be alone in understanding the purpose of it, but I am not looking back!

I did also de-badge the car all around, I don't care what people think really and for me coming from an M3/M5, AH3 would have been perfect for me, so now its nothing lol

that looks amazing!
I think it's so funny you're coming from an M3/M5 to an AH3, talking about complete 180! Gas binging to gas sipping indeed...
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I officially purchased my 2013 AH3 last week . Im still on my first tank of gas with a little less than 1/4 tank remaining. Drove 340 miles since last Wed. 3/27 - I can probably go another 60-70 miles, so round-a-bout 400 miles first full tank, Im impressed. I mostly drive it in EcoPro mode, but still get on it every now and again.

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I have some Breyton GTP Wheels in my garage from a previous car that I may put on it. I have also ordered painted roof and trunk spoiler for it.

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mainly city i'm assuming? I get about 400 to the tank without an AH3...
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that looks amazing!
I think it's so funny you're coming from an M3/M5 to an AH3, talking about complete 180! Gas binging to gas sipping indeed...
Yeah! I know, I think it is crazy myself, although, I am in a totally different mindset now.

I love this car and the technology with all the ways it can save gas, although I miss the old raw feel of cars.
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Recently I've gotten more interested in the AH3, a couple of questions I had for owners: I've seen the majority of people that have the AH3 really love it, but I have seen a few mentions of the braking, that it takes more force to brake with the AH3 then the standard 335, anyone experienced this?

How about transition between the electric and combustion engine, any issues where they may have been out of sync or not smooth switching between each other?

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FWIW, my 50mi daily commute was ~24mpg with the '10 e90 335. With ah3, ~30mpg with same driving style. So ~20% better fuel economy.
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Recently I've gotten more interested in the AH3, a couple of questions I had for owners: I've seen the majority of people that have the AH3 really love it, but I have seen a few mentions of the braking, that it takes more force to brake with the AH3 then the standard 335, anyone experienced this?
Yes, it takes more force. I'm used to it now and I do like the car. Glad I got it over the plain f30 335i.

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How about transition between the electric and combustion engine, any issues where they may have been out of sync or not smooth switching between each other?
Electric only and combustion transitions (and combo mode) are remarkably smooth. Only sometimes when the engine shuts off at a stop there is a slight shudder, but I guess that is just part of ASS.
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What do your vehicle info/sport display show for hp and trq? The 335 has 320 hp max and 320 trq limits on the sport display .The activehybrid 3 being 335hp/332trq should have sport displays that indicate higher than 320/320 limits.Maybe 360/360 on the sport chrono
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Mine shows 400/400.
The AH3 has a feeling of tremendous power-in everyday driving the acceleration is very strong but effortless, no upshifts or high revs, just strong and quiet with the sense that if really pushed there is almost an endless amount of power in there-and that's in comfort mode. It's kind of 'twitchy' in Sport as it reacts so quickly to small throttle inputs.
I really enjoy the car, the only time the ASS bothers me is coming up to a red light or an intersection, just come to a stop or near stop and engine shuts off only to restart a second later with a jolt as you give it gas. In stop and go traffic I put the shift lever into 'sport D' mode as that defeats ASS but this also brings more aggressive shift points-I would like to be able to defeat the engine shut down while in Comfort mode but only for when at idle: while driving the engine shuts off from time to time and is not even noticeable except for the tach dropping to 'ready'.
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What do your vehicle info/sport display show for hp and trq? The 335 has 320 hp max and 320 trq limits on the sport display .The activehybrid 3 being 335hp/332trq should have sport displays that indicate higher than 320/320 limits.Maybe 360/360 on the sport chrono
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Are there any performance upgrades from bmw that can boost the hybrid 3 higher?What is the highest reading you have noticed for the hp and torque with your car?
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      04-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #281
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Are there any performance upgrades from bmw that can boost the hybrid 3 higher?What is the highest reading you have noticed for the hp and torque with your car?
There is no official performance upgrade, i.e. PPK, available for the AH3.

I rarely use the sport display, so I don't have a good answer for you. However, I'll try to pay attention this week.
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Your going to love it. My wife has not driven it yet in a month but likes that I'm up for a 20 mile drive to dinner or the store...
Mine is Black Sapphire, this car looks great in it. I did the grey seats/black piping though.
Great choice on options. The HK initially did not sound as good as I thought it should, it takes a few days of loud music to break the speakers in, there are some equalizer setting in the Audio Forum which I prefer then it sound terrific.
I'm seeing 38mpg when I have an open road, 40-42 when on 2 lane roads at 55 and no traffic, 31mpg so far on this 3rd. tank which is about a 50/50 open road/city driving. First 2 tanks were about 28mpg but that had a lot of sport mode checking it out.
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mainly city i'm assuming? I get about 400 to the tank without an AH3...
Yes mainly city, most recent tank I got 428 miles 65% city driving, I am very happy with it.
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FWIW, for the last two tanks, I've been running an experiment I like to run with all my cars: Driving in the worst (but still more or less legal) way possible, how bad can I get my fuel economy over the course of one full tank?

On a tank that was 20% highway 80% city, that was 23.3 mpg. On a pure city tank, that was 21.2mpg.

The general rule was to take off at WOT or almost WOT from every light, WOT to 70mph on every onramp, take every opportunity to pass people going under the speed limit, as well as running the A/C on as high as possible...

Overall I'm pretty pleased with these results -- my 21.2mpg tank also included 2 hours of sitting in Park waiting for a friend, running the A/C in 80 degree weather. In contrast, when I ran the same experiment on my Audi A4 2.0T, I was able to get down to 14mpg.


Overall, I'd have to say no matter how you drive this car, you'll get very good fuel economy for the way you're driving it. Those who drive a lot of city miles will see the most benefit from the hybrid system. I'd say the practical "what to expect" fuel economy of this car is something like:

Worst case: 20mpg
Average case: 26-28mpg
Trying really hard: 32-34mpg

I've just hit 7000 miles, and I'm seeing a stabilizing average of 26.8mpg.
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FWIW, for the last two tanks, I've been running an experiment I like to run with all my cars: Driving in the worst (but still more or less legal) way possible, how bad can I get my fuel economy over the course of one full tank?

On a tank that was 20% highway 80% city, that was 23.3 mpg. On a pure city tank, that was 21.2mpg.

The general rule was to take off at WOT or almost WOT from every light, WOT to 70mph on every onramp, take every opportunity to pass people going under the speed limit, as well as running the A/C on as high as possible...

Overall I'm pretty pleased with these results -- my 21.2mpg tank also included 2 hours of sitting in Park waiting for a friend, running the A/C in 80 degree weather. In contrast, when I ran the same experiment on my Audi A4 2.0T, I was able to get down to 14mpg.


Overall, I'd have to say no matter how you drive this car, you'll get very good fuel economy for the way you're driving it. Those who drive a lot of city miles will see the most benefit from the hybrid system. I'd say the practical "what to expect" fuel economy of this car is something like:

Worst case: 20mpg
Average case: 26-28mpg
Trying really hard: 32-34mpg

I've just hit 7000 miles, and I'm seeing a stabilizing average of 26.8mpg.
Very good info!
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