2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 Overview
With its mix of power, versatility, fuel economy and luxury, the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 Sport Activity Coupe can’t be beat.
The 2011 ActiveHybrid X6 is related to the X6 Sport Activity Coupe (SAC), but replaces the standard gasoline engine setup with a two-way hybrid powertrain that combines a gas engine with two electric motors to improve fuel efficiency. Under the hood of the ActiveHybrid X6, you’ll find a 400-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.4-liter gas engine that combines with two electric motors to bring total output to 480 horsepower. All-wheel drive (xDrive) and a seven-speed automatic transmission are standard. The two-way hybrid powertrain means that the ActiveHybrid X6 can move on battery power alone and it has an electric cruising speed of up to 37 mph.
Fuel efficiency is improved by 20 percent over gas-only models and means the ActiveHybrid X6 receives an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
The 2011 ActiveHybrid X6 comes with the same unique styling as its sibling, sharing the characteristics of a car and an SUV simultaneously. Up front is BMW’s signature twin-kidney grille which is flanked by scalloped headlight clusters and a pair of fog lights. 19-inch wheels with run flat tires are standard while larger 20-inch wheels are available. Other exterior features include Xenon Adaptive Headlights, a monotone front bumper, rectangular and chrome exhaust tips, and a power tailgate.
The ActiveHybrid X6 comes with seating for up to four passengers in its leather trimmed interior. Inside you’ll also find a long list of standard luxury features, that make the ActiveHybrid X6 very well equipped. They include four-zone automatic climate control, 20-way power front seats with heat, keyless entry and push button start, HD radio, iPod®/USB connectivity, and BMW’s iDrive system with navigation. A heads up display which projects vital information to the driver on the windshield so they can keep their eyes on the road is also standard.
For safety, the ActiveHybrid X6 utilizes a long list of safety technologies and features, such as four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, Dynamic Performance Control with electronic stability and traction control, side-impact airbags up front, and side curtain airbags for both rows. The ActiveHybrid X6 also features a rearview camera and Park Distance Control (front and rear) to help you maneuver in tight spaces.
The 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 SAC is a revolutionary vehicle that not only breaks the mold of contemporary hybrid SUVs, but adds top-notch power, versatility and refinement.