BMW ActiveHybrid5 Concept Photos Leak Out Ahead of Geneva Show

The first official photos of the BMW ActiveHybrid5 Concept, or in plain English, the near-production version of the upcoming 5-Series Hybrid sedan, have made their way into the web ahead of the car's planned world premiere (alongside the rest of the 2011 5-Series range) at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

We're still in the dark about the tech lowdown on BMW's latest concept model, but if we are to believe the German grapevine, the ActiveHybrid5 will use a similar hybrid setup as the one found in the X6 and 7-Series hybrids.

However, unlike those two model that are powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, it is said that the ActiveHybrid5 will make use of the firm's 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six assisted by a 40kw electric motor.

Again, this is just a rumor and has not been confirmed by BMW officials. Until BMW decides to let the cat out of the bag, check out the photos of the ActiveHybrid5 after the break.