Leave it to BMW to turn popular conceptions about how a hybrid should drive on their ear. The 2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 might bear an awkward name, but it delivers the kind of performance and comfort that have made the 3 Series the most popular entry-level luxury sedan on the market. It also proposes better-than-expected fuel efficiency while actually improving on the power and might of the previously top-tier BMW 335i.
It sounds like a tall order, but the German car company has pulled it off and created a niche for itself in the hybrid universe. Let’s take a look at 10 things you need to know about the 2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 3.