The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 Guide

Introducing the BMW ActiveHybrid X6

Guide Version: 1.0. This guide was created on 10-02-2015 and updated monthly with new information.

The 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 has little to appear for its half breed powertrain and experiences a major sticker price other than. Include the downsides of constrained payload utility and limited back seat space from the X6 bundle and you have a BMW we can’t prescribe.

It’s truly entirely hard to know where to start. The 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 needs to be a sort of mixture vehicle with identity, a hybrid utility executed with car style character and half and half style fuel proficiency. In any case, at last, the outcome is a framework of actualities, figures, counts and correlations that keeps you from humoring yourself with this vehicle. It’s practically overwhelming, yet in any case, we’ll walk you through it.

It begins with the BMW X6, a carlike hybrid based upon the full’s stage size BMW X5 sport-utility. To make it more individual, the X6 is intended for only four travelers and its drastically inclining rooftop line breaking points back seat headroom, payload space and outward perceivability. Along these lines the X6 is just what might as well be called a routine roadster.

To this stage BMW includes its first-ever half breed framework to get the 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid X6. Co-created with General Motors and the aggregate once in the past known as DaimlerChrysler, this crossover framework can impel the X6 at low speeds singularly utilizing the force sent from its batteries to a couple of electric engines encased inside of the transmission. Together with the turbocharged V8 from the BMW X6 xDrive50i, the ActiveHybrid framework delivers a sum of 480 strength and 575 pound-feet of torque. That is a considerable measure more than the xDrive50i, yet each one of those half breed segments (strikingly the batteries) add around 500 pounds to the xDrive50i, trading off increasing speed and cornering execution.

Yet a crossover is more about mileage than execution, isn’t that so? All things considered, on account of all that power and weight, the ActiveHybrid figures out how to just better the 300-hp X6 xDrive35i by 1 mpg in EPA joined driving. Considering there’s a $32,000 crevice in cost between the ActiveHybrid X6 and the X6 xDrive35i, it would take you 350 years to recover the value premium (in light of 15,000 miles for each year and $3 per gallon of gas). That is not Star Trek time; it’s Star Trek: The Next Generation.

What You Need To Know About the BMW ActiveHybrid X6


Controlling the 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is the blend of a conventional gas motor and two electric engines that are coordinated with the transmission. The gas-controlled motor is the same twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 found in the X6 xDrive50i and it produces 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. With the included yield from the electric engines, joined force yield bounced to 480 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. The main transmission accessible is a specific seven-speed programmed unit with manual movement control that sends energy to each of the four wheels.

In execution testing, the ActiveHybrid X6 went from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds – the same execution as the consistent V8-fueled X6. The mileage as indicated by EPA appraisals is 17 mpg city/19 mpg expressway and 18 mpg joined. In examination, the X6 model fueled by an inline-6 motor accomplishes 15/21/17 mpg while the X6 with a V8 makes 13/18/15 mpg.


Driven conservatively, the 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 can push itself under power alone up to 37 mph, and soon thereafter the electric engines and gas-controlled V8 work working together with one another. A few drivers may locate the character of the ActiveHybrid X6’s increasing speed a touch strange because of the included powertrain multifaceted nature. Off the line, starting forward movement is met with a pregnant interruption before the vehicle genuinely gets in progress – something else, quickening is lively.



Like the normal X6, the ActiveHybrid rendition can situate just four individuals and its most extreme load limit of 60 cubic feet is littler than numerous minimized hybrids. As being what is indicated, you get all the weight and size of a major SUV with just a small amount of the utility.

Obviously, the lodge additionally offers the same exact development, amazing materials and completely clear instrumentation of its kin, however with some wealthier trim pieces and a full supplement of standard extravagance and comfort highlights. The alternatively accessible, ventilated 14-way-movable “multicontour” seats are among the finest approaches to treat posteriors, offering a practically unending level of customizability and solace.

The ActiveHybrid X6 has BMW’s most recent iDrive interface, which incorporates enhanced easy to use catches by the control handle and a more sensible menu structure. It likewise has BMW’s joystick-like rigging selector, which drivers may discover at first discover confounding to work.


Standard security highlights on the 2010 ActiveHybrid X6 incorporate antilock circle brakes, steadiness control, footing control, trailer strength control, slope plummet control, versatile headlights, front-seat side airbags, front and back side window ornament airbags, dynamic front head restrictions and BMW Assist crisis telematics.

Sensors for rear parking come as standard while the front parking sensors and rearview camera is only available as options. In the Technology + Driving Assistant package, more add-ons are included such as a lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, and a forward collision warning system, which includes mitigation for frontal collision which provides automatic braking.

BMW ActiveHybrid X6 SPECS

ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8,

HORSEPOWER: 240 hp @ 6500 rpm

TORQUE: 575 ft-lbs. @ 1750 rpm

FUEL ECONOMY– 22/34 mpg

TRANSMISSION- 7-speed shiftable automatic



DRIVE TYPE: All-wheel-drive

TOP SPEED– 130mph

0-60MPH– 5.2sec

Price: $89,775  (base)


Like whatever remains of the X6 lineup, the ActiveHybrid X6 feels much more flexible than you would expect given its size, weight and “half breed” moniker. By the by, the mix of a considerable increment in weight and the Dynamic’s erasure Performance Control framework found in the ordinary X6 make this cross breed feel much more awkward out and about. The counterfeit feel of the cross breed’s electric-help force guiding and regenerative brakes likewise bargains the two key territories in which BMWs have constantly separate themselves from the opposition

We’ve observed the BMW X6 to be one of the best-taking care of SUVs around. In any case, the cross breed model’s significant weight addition and loss of BMW’s trap Dynamic Performance Control framework mean the ActiveHybrid X6 is not as able or compensating to drive as its non-zapped kin. That goes twofold for the hyper-execution BMW X6 M, which costs the very same as the ActiveHybrid X6.

So the 2015 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 turns into an excessively muddled response to an inquiry we don’t inquired. It’s a showcase for some intriguing innovation, however there’s no convincing effect on the proprietorship experience. It’s intended to convey the execution of the V8-controlled X6 with the mileage of the inline-6-fueled X6, however it does as such at the cost of the intriguing elite X6 M. In examination, the diesel-controlled BMW X5 is more down to earth, costs less and conveys 4 mpg more on the EPA’s joined cycle.


√ Comfortable and roomy front seats

√ Quick acceleration

√ Capable handling



× Negligible fuel economy gains;

× Hefty price

× Heftier curb weight

× Cramped rear seats

× Limited cargo space

× Poor rearward visibility