Monday, January 11, 2010

BMW ActiveHybrid X6 2010

Speed Read

Vehicle Tested:
BMW ActiveHybrid X6 2010

Base Price:

twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 + two electric motors

7-speed automatic

400 hp @ 5,500 rpm (engine alone); 480 hp (total system power)

EPA Rating:
17 mpg city/19 mpg hwy.

On Sale:
December 2009

First Impression:
Possibly the smartest dumb vehicle we've ever driven.

Specs & Performance

Make BMW
Model ActiveHybrid X6
Model year 2010
Style 4dr Crossover
Base MSRP $89,775
Drive type All-wheel drive
Transmission type 7-speed automatic
Engine type Twin-turbo direct-injection V8, 10:1 compression ratio
Displacement (cc/cu-in) 4.4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm) 400 @ 5,500 (engine alone); 480 hp (total system)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 450 @ 1,800 (engine alone); 575 (total system)
Brakes, front Electrohydraulic, four-wheel ventilated discs
Steering type Electric speed-proportional power steering
Suspension, front Double wishbone
Suspension, rear Multilink
Tire size, front 255/50VR-19
Tire size, rear 255/50VR-19
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.) 5,688 (mfr claim)
Fuel type Premium unleaded (required)
Fuel tank capacity (gal) 22.5
EPA fuel economy (mpg) 17 City/19 Highway

Length (in.) 192
Width (in.) 78.1
Height (in.) 66.5
Wheelbase (in.) 115.5
Seating capacity 4
Cargo volume (cu-ft) 25.6
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft) 59.7

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