The second hybrid model, next to the ActiveHybrid 7 , coming today from the luxury automaker BMW is the ActiveHybrid X6. Based on the latest BMW SUV, the new ActiveHybrid X6 is the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe with full hybrid drive. Sales will begin later in the year.
The hybrid SUV combines a 407 HP V8 gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and two electric synchronous motors delivering 91 HP and, respectively, 86 HP. Total output goes up to 485 HP and 575 lb-ft of torque. With this amount of power the new ActiveHybrid X6 sprints from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds, while top speed is limited to 146 MPH.
While running exclusively on electric power, the model can hit a top speed of 37 MPH for up to 1.6 miles, with the combustion engine being activated automatically whenever required. The new ActiveHybrid X6 also comes with: an electronic power steering system, an Auto Start/Stop system, a modified suspension, a lightweight braking system, a "powerdome" hood, and 20-inch light-alloy Aero wheels.
Press release after the jump.