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BMW Presents Innovative Hybrid
Concept Named BMW X6
Detroit - In addition to the world
debut of its all-new X6 Sports Activity Coupe at the 2008
Detroit Auto Show, BMW will also present the North American
debut of an innovative hybrid concept like no other in the world
-- the BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid. The vehicle is the world's
first Sports Activity Coupe to feature a unique design of hybrid
drive like never seen before, combining Sheer Driving Pleasure
with significant enhancement of all-round efficiency.
Through its drive concept alone,
the BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid allows far greater driving
dynamics than a conventional hybrid car and at the same time
reduces fuel consumption by up to 20 percent versus a comparable
car running on a combustion engine alone.
The innovative drivetrain and the
unique concept of the Sports Activity Coupe form an ideal match
that is unparalleled anywhere in the world.
BMW ActiveHybrid technology has
indeed been developed especially for a particularly dynamic
vehicle in this segment and for extensive use far beyond city
traffic. In terms of its size, character and driving dynamics,
the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe is simply ideal for bringing
out the full potential of BMW ActiveHybrid technology, combining
an elegant and dynamically flowing roofline with the features so
typical of a BMW X model. Its design clearly epitomizes the full
DNA of BMW X, while interpreting the character of these vehicles
in a uniquely sporting manner.
Combining the qualities of
electric drive and BMW driving dynamics to provide an
unprecedented driving experience.
BMW ActiveHybrid combines a combustion
engine with two high-performance electric motors, taking advantage of
the greater efficiency of hybrid technology over a much larger speed
range than with conventional hybrid vehicles. The specific features and
characteristics of BMW's electric drive, combined with the proven
features of BMW's combustion engine, allows BMW ActiveHybrid to provide
a unique driving experience that is unavailable anywhere else.
The benefits and capabilities of the
electric drivetrain can be felt instantly, responding precisely and
immediately to the driver when setting off. Then, continuing the process
of acceleration, the BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid offers a perfect
symbiosis of required drivetrain performance and appropriate touch-based
and acoustic feedback to the driver at a level never seen before in a
hybrid vehicle. The result is a driving experience that provides dynamic
development of power and performance so typical of a BMW engine
interacting with the particularly precise and fast-acting automatic
transmission-at all speeds.
(January 13, 2008)