2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 (American Market Version) review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 13 August 2009 , 07:08:07 byVeronica

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BMW ActiveHybrid X6 (American Market Version)

German specialists from BMW announced the production version of the BMW Active-Hybrid X6. The model will have its first official public display at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The Active-Hybrid technology achieves outstanding driving dynamics with equally impressive efficiency. It also offers a significant increase in driving dynamics and at the same time reduces fuel consumption by around 20 % in comparison with a vehicle powered by a combustion engine alone. The drive system consists of a 400 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 gasoline and two electric synchronous motors delivering 91 horsepower and 86 horsepower, respectively. The total output of the system reaches 480 horsepower and 575 lb. ft. of torque. This amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and to reach an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. EPA ratings will be available closer to the market introduction. These performance figures are made possible by using a two-mode active 7-speed transmission. The ideal combination of the two power modes can be controlled fir enhanced efficiency and dynamic performance in any driving condition. The xDrive all-wheel drive system distributes the power between the front and rear axles. The electronic motors receive their energy from a NiMH high-performance battery pack positioned beneath the floor of the luggage compartment. The BMW Active-Hybrid technology has been developed for use in a particularly dynamic vehicle and for a broad range of practical use. The best thing about it is the optimization of the drive-train efficiency in all speed ranges and conditions. The two electric motors act as a generator. The mechanical components combine to provide for seven total effective gears. The 4.4-liter engine offers a maximum torque of 400 horsepower and 450 lb. ft. of torque. The unit fulfills the European EU5 standard as well as the ULEV II standards in the US.