2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 Review

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BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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BMW ActiveHybrid X6 Review

The 2010 BMW X6 suffers from a high tag and little to show for its hybrid Add in the regular X6’s drawbacks of utility and rear seat and you’ve got a BMW we can’t recommend.

Negligible fuel economy hefty price, cramped seats, limited cargo poor rearward visibility, curb weight.

What’s New for

The 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is an all-new model.

Introduction

The BMW X6 is already a bit of an odd This crossover’s got a sporty and aggressive styling for sure, but it offer much in the way of utility. for the 2010 ActiveHybrid X6, BMW has turned the factor up to 11.

This may be BMW’s ever hybrid vehicle, but to the base six-cylinder X6, the ActiveHybrid a whopping $32,400 more, yet only 1 mpg more in combined driving. Crunching the numbers that driving an average of miles per year with costs at $3 per gallon, it would a comical 349.8 years to the hybrid premium price.

Adding insult to injury, the X6 does not offer any appreciable in terms of feature content or Almost all of the hybrid’s standard are available as options on the base X6. this in mind, the break-even for a similarly equipped six-cylinder X6 to a still ridiculous 181.7

Performance from the Hybrid is impressive, but it still falls of the standard gasoline-powered V8 model. is also likely to suffer, the Dynamic Performance Control in the regular X6 has been eliminated to way for the hybrid powertrain components.

you do get is plenty of technology. The 2010 BMW X6 is the result of BMW’s participation in a of automakers including General and (then) DaimlerChrysler that’s been disbanded. Like such as the Chevy Tahoe and the new Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid, the X6 is a full hybrid, meaning it can on battery power alone.

A transmission (that’s paired to the turbocharged V8) combines both gear ratios and the properties of a variable transmission (CVT). Add it all up and got 5,765 pounds of hybrid

But wait, there’s more in the way of Like the other X6 models, the is also handicapped by its reduced capacity and cramped rear — a byproduct of the sweeping roof line. Dig a little and you’ll also realize many of the X6s underpinnings are shared the less expensive X5.

Considering the X5 is offered with a more yet still powerful diesel and boasts a bit more rear comfort and cargo utility, you to wonder why BMW created the ActiveHybrid in the place.

We’re quite that your distant won’t be interested in inheriting a SUV powered by fossil fuels in the 2360, so we suggest looking for a car with green intentions. The RX 450h would seem to be a logical choice since it about half as much as the X6 and actually provides a notable in fuel economy. For those a more Germanic feel an eye on fuel economy, the diesel Q7 TDI and Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec, with the aforementioned X5 diesel, much more sense the oddity that is the 2010 BMW X6.

Body Styles, Trim and Options

The 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is a luxury crossover SUV that is in a single, well-appointed trim Standard features include alloy wheels, a sunroof, boards, a power liftgate, a suspension, soft-close automatic auto-dimming mirrors, 16-way multicontour heated front leather upholstery, dark trim, four-zone automatic control, parking sensors, adaptive xenon headlights, a display, Bluetooth and a rearview with a top-down view. standard are the iDrive controller a voice-activated hard-drive-based navigation with real-time traffic and a audio system with a changer, digital music and iPod integration.

Buyers may select the optional Active Seat package, which ventilated front seats and an driver seat that the cushion to reduce long-distance Also available is a Cold package that includes a steering wheel, a ski bag, rear seats and retractable washers. Stand-alone options 19-inch alloy wheels all-season tires, automatic beams, rear side shades, sport seats, or dark bamboo interior satellite radio, a rear-seat system, smart phone and an upgraded sound system.

BMW ActiveHybrid X6

Powertrains and Performance

Powering the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is the combination of a traditional engine and two electric motors are integrated into the transmission. The engine is the same 4.4-liter V8 found in the X6 xDrive 50i that 400 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. the added output from the motors, combined power jumps to 480 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque.

The transmission available is a specialized automatic unit with shift control that power to all four wheels.

BMW a 0-60 time of only 5.4 which is only a tenth of a slower than the standard X6 and about a full second than the six-cylinder model. economy, however, is unimpressive by standards. EPA estimates stand at 17 mpg mpg highway and 18 mpg in combined driving.

By comparison, the gas-powered six- and models achieve 15/21/17 mpg and mpg, respectively.

Standard features on the 2010 ActiveHybrid X6 antilock disc brakes, control, traction control, stability control, hill control, adaptive headlights, side airbags, front and side curtain airbags and front head restraints.

Design and Special Features

the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is almost to other X6 models. As such, seats make the cabin more like a sport than an SUV. Luxurious upholstery is standard throughout the as is dark wood trim for a upscale flavor. The rear only accommodate two passengers, the large rear center is not removable.

The rear seats, are comfortable and supportive, though feels a bit cramped for taller

One drawback to the X6’s dramatic line is that it reduces the area, which only about 60 cubic feet the rear seats stowed. capacity is sufficient for occasional but with the seats up, capacity is to a relatively shallow 25 cubic That roof line reduces rearward visibility, as do the rear pillars — the driver to rely on the rearview when backing up.

Unlike many hybrids or vehicles, the ActiveHybrid X6 does not sacrifices in cargo space for packs or natural gas tanks. BMW to tuck the hybrid battery under the cargo floor.

Impressions

Driven conservatively, the X6 can propel itself under alone up to 37 mph, at which the gas-powered V8 takes over. drivers may find the ActiveHybrid’s a bit unusual, though, due to the added complexity. Off the line, forward is initially met with a pregnant before it gets underway otherwise, acceleration is brisk.

also takes some used to because of rubbery and pedal feel.

BMW ActiveHybrid X6
BMW ActiveHybrid X6
BMW ActiveHybrid X6
BMW ActiveHybrid X6
BMW ActiveHybrid X6
BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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