starts with BMW's powerful, but fuel-hungry twin-turbocharged
4.4-liter V-8, which provides 400 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque.
They then load in hybrid electronics, a 2.4 kWh battery, and two
electric motors, which crank out 91 and 86 hp (and 192, 206 lb-ft
torque, respectively). Altogether this yields a system power of
485 hp, with a peak torque of 575 lb-ft to drive the approximately
5,700 pound vehicle.
Compared to the 2010 BMW X6
xDrive50i (15 mpg combined) and the BMW X6 xDriveM (14 mpg combined),
the hybrid variant earns a loftier 18 mpg. In performance, the
hybrid manages to retain much of the performance of its gasoline-only
rivals. According to official estimates, it can accelerate
from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.6 seconds, versus 5.4 seconds
for the xDrive50i and 4.7 seconds for the xDriveM (though the hybrid
may be even more competitive when released -- Motor Trend was
able to accelerate 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds).
will be BMW's first to use the two-mode CVT transmission jointly
developed with GM and-then DaimlerChrysler. The system
previously appeared in the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen hybrids
(no longer being produced) and will also be used in the upcoming
ML450 hybrid. It also is used in GM's current line of
hybrid trucks and SUVs.
Whereas GM and Chrysler's takes on the
dual-mode system used three planetary gearsets for four total fixed
gear ratios, the BMW hybrid uses 3 additional "virtual"
ratios, to transform the transmission into a seven speed -- which
gives it a more dynamic performance. Shifting is manumatic,
performed by steering-wheel-mounted paddles or the console
The vehicle can drive in all-electric mode for at
least 1.6 miles and at speeds of up to 37 mph. Automobile
that it can go 2.5 miles in electric mode. Four drive modes in
total are available -- the aforementioned e-mode, the e-boost mode,
used at higher speeds to boost the combustion engine, the power
generation/recharge mode (which uses braking to regenerate the
battery power, like most hybrids), and a drive mode which pushes the
combustion and electric motors to their max.
The 2010 BMW
ActiveHybrid X6 is packing a wealth of high tech features and
performance, but comes with wallet-busting estimated price of $89,755
according to Car
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