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Report: BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Ends US Production

BMW X6 | September 19th, 2011 by 8
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According to Bimmerfile, quoting Dave Buchko, a spokesman for BMWNA, the high-end X6 ActiveHybrid is ceasing production. BMWNA states that there are no future plans …

According to Bimmerfile, quoting Dave Buchko, a spokesman for BMWNA, the high-end X6 ActiveHybrid is ceasing production. BMWNA states that there are no future plans to offer the X6 Sports Activity Coupe with the existing or a new hybrid system.

The X6 hybrid made its debut back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Autp Show. Along with the 7 Series Hybrid, the X6 Active Hybrid played an important role in BMW’s EfficientDynamics program.

Report: BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Ends US Production

BMW ActiveHybrid X6 features a two-mode hybrid system which allows the X6 to run either on its electric motors alone at low speeds, internal combustion or a combination of both. Compared to the 7 Hybrid, the X6 makes use of not one, but two electric motors which deliver 91 hp and 86 hp, respectively, with peak torque values of 192 lb-ft and 206 lb-ft. Top speed in the electric mode is 37 mph, maximum range is 1.6 miles.

The maximum output is 480 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. The ActiveHybrid X6 runs from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.4 seconds. The X6 Hybrid uses a 7-Speed automatic transmission. Top speed of X6 Hybrid is electronically limited to 130 mph.

Despite all the green and high-tech features, the X6 ActiveHybrid was often criticized for its extremely high fuel consumption: 18 mpg combined.

As farewell, read our own review of the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid

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  • http://twitter.com/acoom Andrew Coom

    I drove one of these. It certainly wasn’t green but it was bloody fast!

  • Bry

    At 18mpg this thing is a Hybrid gas guzzler and certainly doesn’t fit the Efficient Dynamics image.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    nobody will miss it. Not even those few who actually bought them.  fast it was frugal it wasn’t. Hybrid technology did almost nothing to improve efficiency.

    The N55 powered 6cylinder with 8spd auto delivers almost same speed and better fuel economy for a lot less money.
    It was a wrong combination of elements in the X6 hybrid. It was not bad but it was executed wrongly.
    The technology will live on or actually it will evolve into something better. It was a test-mule of some sort.

    It will be a weird classic with less then 1000 ever made :-)   Not sure if this will increase the value of it. I actually think that all the hybrids will worth zero dollar in about 20 years. 
    They will be outclassed by a huge margin (new hybrid technology will be so much better) and yet they will be hugely expensive to keep on the road.

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  • Anonymous

    Bonnet bulge was nice though.

  • http://allanmiller.com.au/ Driving Instructors Adelaide

     Really like looking at the car, I hope that someday I can drive this type of car. I am still in the learning process of driving…

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