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BMW ActiveHybrid X6 with the price

By luanpa in | January 23, 2010 | Comments Off on BMW ActiveHybrid X6 with the price

The BMW released a  Hybrid X6, The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is the first full hybrid of BMW. According to the Official, the price is starting at $88,900.

The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is epuiped with a all-hybrid engine, which BMW claims is the world’s most powerful hybrid. It outputting a combined 480 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque, this a hybrid to be reckoned with.  the plain 50i makes 400 horses and 450 lb.-ft. The hybrid makes less horsepower than the X6 M’s 555 hp, but it tops that model’s 500 lb.-ft. of torque. The M version still has the edge on acceleration, though: 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds from a vehicle weighing in at 5,700 lb is definitely astonishing, but does this vehicle live up to its gasoline powered counterparts?Car and Driver magazine had a chance to briefly test drive the all new BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and posted a preview in the February 2010 issue.  In short, they are less than thrilled with the hybrid crossover SUV.  Continuing reading for the highs and lows garnished from their brief preview drive.

The ActiveHybrid system is a full hybrid system, meaning the car will run on electricity alone up to 60 km/h and the engine will shut down automatically below 60 km/h. At the core of the system is a 407 horsepower twin turbocharged 4.4-litre V8, the same engine that powers the X6 50i. Where things get sophisticated, if not complicated, is in the two-mode active transmission, a unit based on an electric continuously variable transmission (as found in most hybrids), but employing three planetary gear sets and four multiple-plate clutches to provide seven fixed transmission ratios.

Two electric motors are integrated into this transmission, with slightly different power outputs, and operate independently with the mechanical components to maximize efficiency at low speeds and offline performance, as well as high speed driving. It’s like having two transmissions in one car – not that easy to understand and, sorry, not that easy to describe. But suffice to say it operates with the same precise gear changes that one would expect in a BMW.

BMW ActiveHybrid X6

BMW ActiveHybrid X6



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