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BMW X6 ActiveHybrid (2009) CAR review

By Bovingdon

First Drives

08 2009 00:01

BMW doesn’t do by halves. This is their full hybrid model, the X6, and it’s the most powerful in the world. It combines a 407bhp twin-turbocharged V8 engine with a complicated gearbox that two electric motors, one optimised for running, one to boost power at speeds.

The X6 ActiveHybrid’s electric can produce 91bhp and 86bhp, but the total combined output is at 485bhp and 575lb ft – lessening the on the V8 petrol engine and further emissions.

So the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid is a Prius in big, bad SUV disguise?

Hardly, but the X6 plays all the hybrid tricks. The motors act as under braking (electricity is in a nickel metal hydride with a capacity of 2.4kWh underneath the boot floor), is then used to power the when driving under power alone or when the V8.

BMW claims the ActiveHybrid X6 will from 0-62mph in 5.6-seconds and hit despite weighing a frankly 2525kg – 260kg more the conventional xDrive50i fitted the very same V8 engine.

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So this is one lumbering, big fat beast?

Oh But the tech does its damnedest to the weight to some extent. The complicated gearbox is at the heart of the Hybrid: It has elements of a continuously transmission with seven gears, but at higher speeds through more conventional gearsets with multi-plate all the time supplemented by the two electric

Developed by GM, Mercedes and BMW in partnership it 150 engineers for a full three I can’t begin to do justice to its workings (indeed, BMW admitted the press material deliberately try to explain how the ‘box works it simply can’t be put into terms) so perhaps I should describe how it feels from the steering wheel.

Tricky that, as such is the of BMW’s application of the hybrid that it feels freakishly the xDrive50i. Sure, there are striking differences – for example you press the ‘Start’ button the V8 fire-up at all, rather a blue needle underneath the rev counter flicks from to ‘Ready’.

Select D in the same way you would with any other X6, the accelerator and the big SUV glides silently on pure electric power. On throttle openings the X6 can propel to 37mph without the help of the V8, which it kicks into with the merest hint of The range of electric drive is 1.6-miles, however.

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