New spy shots: 2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid

Spy Photos | June 1st, 2009 by 6
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The first all-wheel-drive hybrid vehicle ever developed by BMW is in the final testing stage. The BMW X6 ActiveHybrid made another appearance, but this time …

The first all-wheel-drive hybrid vehicle ever developed by BMW is in the final testing stage. The BMW X6 ActiveHybrid made another appearance, but this time on U.S. soil near the Spartanburg plant, South Carolina.

The BMW X6 Hybrid 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 newer, greener X6 will utilize the dual-mode ActiveHybrid system, which has discrete modes for high-torque, low speed driving as well as for high-speed cruises.

New spy shots: 2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid


The two-mode hybrid uses about 20 percent less fuel than than a comparable vehicle with combustion engine. BMW is using a nickel metal hydride battery for the initial applications and unlike the other car manufacturers, the BMW hybrid engine will not be using cylinder deactivation. The system is also rumored to feature regenerative braking and start/stop technology.

X6 ActiveHybrid has a nearly identical body as the high-end X50i model, one of the only distinctive elements is the slightly larger M3-style bonnet found on the hood.

The model will go on sale at the end of this year together with the BMW 7 Series Hybrid.

[Source: LeftLaneNews | Photo Credit: Palbay & Brenda Priddy ]

  • Gord

    I wonder whose house that is ?

  • Giom

    I thought it would get a unique front end -like the concept model they showed. Pitty if it doesn’t, it would have broaden the look of the whole range a bit.

  • Jensus

    “The system is also rumored to feature regenerative braking and start/stop technology.”
    Do you know what you are talking about??? There is no socalled hybid without start/stop and ……….

    • http://carsoblog.com CarsoBlog

      True… this is nothing new on the market. Start/stop technology is used even without “Hybrid” concepts on regular engines. Regenerative breaking is a foundation of hybrid concepts.

      And BTW. The car looks like cockroach! I don’t get it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584867244 Matt Stokes

      “There is no socalled hybrid without start/stop?” So if I switch the ignition off when I pull-up at the lights in my old 635 does it make it a hybrid?, but I agree the X6 would be a pretty lame hybrid if it doesnt use break enery regeneration!

  • http://fans-bmw.blogspot.com/ FansBMW

    This X6 looks great…

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