It has been a while since we posted pictures of the BMW X6 Hybrid version that was spotted several times before in the hot californian desert, but today, we have more spy photos for you, courtesy of GlobalMotors.net. This time, the X6 Hybrid was seen somewhere in Germany, but we can’t pinpoint the exact location.
With the risk of repeating myself, let me start with a little bit of technical information on the BMW X6 Hybrid.
The X6 is the first hybrid based BMW and it will go on sale initially in Europe, sometimes at the beginning of 2009. The newer, greener X6 will utilize the previously outlined dual-mode ActiveHybrid system, which has discrete modes for high-torque, low speed driving as well as for high-speed cruises.
The system uses a modular hybrid system which can be adapted to many different engine/vehicle combination, as opposed to a design-specific petrol engine/hybrid combination, which sees wider use in the automotive industry.
The X6 test mule spotted in Germany is a little different from the U.S bound one, when it comes to the bump found on the hood. The same X6 with the “weird” bulge was being tested in Germany back in March. Could they be two different versions of this hybrid? Or is BMW just doing some extra testing? Not sure at this point, but we shal find out soon enough.
Oh, almost forgot, some not-so-close interior photos are available as well.