BMW Axes X6 ActiveHybrid
If we were to believe the guys from Bimmerfile.com, BMW plans on discontinuing the X6 ActiveHybrid from the United States. It came out in the second part of 2009 and had a rather steep retail price of $88,900. Carrying such an expensive price tag and a very unattractive design, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it didn’t do so well as far as sales are concerned. A more interesting model that is available for roughly the same amount of money ($600 more) is the X6M.
The 4WD hybrid X6 is motivated by a V8 turbocharged TwinPower engine that develops 400 hp and two high performance electric motors that get their juice from a brake-regeneration system. The combined output is 478 hp and 575 lb.-ft, making the car the most powerful hybrid in the entire world at the time when it came out, according to the German automaker. The BMW X6 ActiveHybrid is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 5.4 seconds and manages to return 25.8 mpg.
The hybrid architecture that was added on the X6 increased the SUV’s weight by 250 kg, taking it to a grand total of a whopping 2,450 kg. The electric motor and the ancillaries were developed by BMW with the help of Daimler and are pretty much similar to the ones in the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid.
Source: bimmerfile.com via Autocar
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