BMW To Debut Hyper Hybrids, Concept In L.A.

  • November 30, 2009
BMW is pulling the satin wraps off of three new vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. The Woodcliff Lake, N.J.-based company will reveal a hybrid BMW ActiveHybrid X6 crossover, which it is calling the world's most powerful hybrid passenger vehicle; an all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 and a concept car called BMW Vision EfficientDynamics.

The company says the ActiveHybrid X6 will roll into BMW showrooms next month and that ActiveHybrid 7 will go on sale in the U.S. next spring.

The company says its take on the hybrid reduces fuel consumption by about 20% versus a comparable vehicle powered by a combustion engine alone. BMW says the ActiveHybrid X6, which carries a 400 hp twin-turbo-charged motor and makes 60 mph in 5.4 seconds The 455 hp ActiveHybrid 7 sedan will hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, per BMW. No word on official EPA ratings, however. Those will be available closer to the U.S. market launch, per the company. --Karl Greenberg



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