BMW is getting set to bring to the American market a little later this year a couple of hybrid versions of some of its luxury vehicles. One of these will be the ActiveHybrid X6, slated for debut in the United States in the fourth quarter of this year.
The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 combines a combustion engine with “electric motors to create a powertrain with new levels dynamic performance and efficiency.” BMW says this hybrid platform cuts down fuel consumption around 20 percent versus a conventional vehicle of this type. Specifics of the platform include “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.” Gas mileage, though not officially reported yet, is predicted to be “around 18 MPG combined.” This, if true, only seems to be a slight improvement over the standard X6′s gas mileage.