BMW’s Hybrid X6 Saves 20% On Fuel And Gets 480 HP

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BMW’s new ActiveHybrid X6 promises to be the world’s most powerful hybrid with 480 hp (358 kW) and 575 lb-ft of torque (780 N·m).

The ActiveHybrid X6 will hit 60 mph in just under 6 seconds all while providing a 20-percent fuel savings according to the EU test-cycle. The EU also gave it a CO2  rating of 231 g/km.  EPA numbers aren’t yet available.

ActiveHybrid X6 is BMW’s first application of the two-mode transmission developed in partnership with GM and then-DaimlerChrysler. Along with its 4.4 liter overcharged gasoline V8 engine, the X6 includes two electric synchronous engines that get 91 hp (68 kW) and 86 hp (64 kW), respectively

Top speed of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is limited electronically to 130 mph (209 km/h).

The offering, accompanied by the BMW ActiveHybrid 7, will be unveiled this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The X6 is expected to hit the U.S. market around at the end of this year. The ActiveHybrid 7 will arrive in the US in Spring 2010.

A full press release is available on the next page.

Source: Autoblog Green

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