Filed under: Frankfurt Auto Show
BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
"High performance hybrid" - an oxymoron? Not according to BMW, which has two new hybrids coming to the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show
. One of the two, the X6 Hybrid, promises to be the most powerful hybrid vehicle ever offered with 478 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque from its twin electric motors and 4.4-liter V8 engine combined.
According to what appear to be leaked specs from BMW
, the X6 Hybrid will scoot to 60 in about 5.5 seconds while returning a 20-percent fuel mileage improvement over the standard X6 with its twin-turbo V8. To set the hybrid apart from its standard sibling, BMW will bestow the new fuel-saver with a power dome hood (musclecar elements on a hybrid - HA!) and a bespoke metallic blue hue.
Faster yet will be the upcoming 7 Series Hybrid, which will reportedly be able to cover the run to 60 in under five seconds flat via the 459 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque provided by its V8-based hybrid powertrain combination. BMW predicts an X6 Hybrid-matching 20-percent increase in fuel efficiency from its 7 Series Hybrid.
Gallery: BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Concept
Gallery: LA 2008: BMW 7-series ActiveHybrid
BMW X6 Hybrid to be world's most powerful gas-electric vehicle
originally appeared on Autoblog
on Wed, 12 Aug 2009 15:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds
| Email this