Yesterday, BMW has unveiled two new models that will go on sale this Fall: BMW ActiveHybrid 7 and ActiveHybrid X6. As usual, a large collection of photos and very detailed press releases have been sent out to the media, including new marketing videos showing the new BMW hybrid technology and the some footage of these cars.
The BMW ActiveHybrid is powered by an upgraded twin-turbo, High Precision Direct Injection, V8 engine with a 3-phase synchronous electric motor gives the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 a combined output of 455 hp and maximum torque of 516 lb-ft. Power is transmitted via an 8-speed automatic transmission with the electric motor positioned between the engine and the torque converter.
On the other hand, the X6 Hybrid uses a 400 hp twin-turbocharged V8 gasoline engine and two electric synchronous motors delivering 91 hp and 86 hp, respectively. Maximum system output is 480 hp, and peak torque reaches 575 lb-ft.
Both cars show impressive numbers and some people rushed to call them “the most powerful hybrids on the market”.
But let’s watch the videos below and we will reconvene with new coverage on these new hybrids.