Spy Photos: 2010 BMW X6 Hybrid

Spy Photos | May 9th, 2009 by 0
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The upcoming 2010 BMW X6 Hybrid has been spotted again near Spartanburg by our close friend Palbay.We have recently saw the X6 ActiveHybrid at the …

The upcoming 2010 BMW X6 Hybrid has been spotted again near Spartanburg by our close friend Palbay.We have recently saw the X6 ActiveHybrid at the Detroit Auto Show where we learned that it will go on sale by the end of this year.

Compared to the previous spy photos that showed us the X6 in darker colors, this time, we seem to have here the official single color that will be available for the X6 Hybrid. We mentioned in our previous article that the Hybrid SAC will be available in one color only, similar to the one we have seen at previous auto shows, a light blue paint.

Spy Photos: 2010 BMW X6 Hybrid

The BMW X6 is a two-mode hybrid based on an 8-cylinder gasoline engine which has been custom-made to meet the requirements of an SAV. 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 ActiveHybrid will  have discrete modes for high-torque, low speed driving as well as for high-speed cruises. The two-mode hybrid uses about 20 percent less fuel than than a comparable vehicle with combustion engine.

The BMW X6 Hybrid will be launched at the end of this year as a 2010 model joining the BMW 7 Series Hybrid which will go on sale around the same time.

[Source: More photos at Leftlanenews ]

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