Concept: BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid
by KBB.com Editors | January 15, 2008 1:45 PM
Combining the sheetmetal of the automaker's latest production vehicle with a new hybrid powertrain that's also close to a reality, BMW's latest concept car is not as far removed from the road than most. Designed to optimize torque delivery by varying the balance of the electric and mechanical modes throughout the rev range, BMW claims their two-mode hybrid system provides better driving dynamics than a normal hybrid engine, while still reducing fuel consumption and emissions by 20 percent compared to a gas-only equivalent. Blue-striped door trim and unique 21-inch wheels further distinguish this concept from reality.