The BMW X6 ActiveHybrid proves that you can have your cake and eat it too. From the creators of the Sports Activity Vehicle, the Concept X6 ActiveHybrid (a Sports Activity Coupe) puts the “Ultimate Driving Machine” into friendlier environmental and economical terms. BMW boasts that their hybrid’s fuel consumption and emission ratings are up to 20% better than comparable cars with conventional drivetrain technology. However, all of this technology may not have been developed without the help of the Global Hybrid Cooperation, the partnership of BMW with GM and DaimlerChrysler.
The Concept X6 ActiveHybrid runs on a two-mode active transmission based on an ECVT (Electrical Continuously Variable Transmission). With help from electrical support, this transmission offers two operating modes, one for starting and low speed driving, and the other for higher speed driving. The two-mode active transmission mixed with the electric drive system enables the vehicle to drive at fixed transmission ratios within the single system. You can drive the Concept X6 ActiveHybrid on just electrical power, only the combustion engine, or a combination of both. Like the Concept X6, the ActiveHybrid has underfloor protection made of brushed aluminum but, unlike the Concept X6, the ActiveHybrid underfloor panels move out when needed to cover the tailpipes while driving on electric power only.
The BMW X6 hybrid also boasts the 21” wheels with innovative three-dimensional rim designs of the X6 Concept. And, if you need a reminder that you are indeed driving the first hybrid Sports Activity Coupe, BMW put in door cutout trim with blue stripes and the “BMW ActiveHybrid” logo.
BMW really outdid themselves with their innovative Sports Activity Coupes. We look forward to seeing the Concept X6 ActiveHybrid on the road from one of the leading innovators in the automotive industry.