09-26-2011, 05:54 AM #1
BMW X6 Active Hybrid no longer for sale in the United States
Well, that was fast. BMW will no longer be selling their hybrid X6 in the United States. Sales apparently were far less than BMW expected. Part of the reason was the X6 hybrid's cost which started at $88,900. We would look at the X6 M at that point. Additionally, the hybrid system did not provide all that much of an efficiency gain (only 12%) as the weight of the electric systems forced the X6 to balloon to 5765 pounds. That is over 500 pounds on top of the already heavy standard X6 V8. Maybe it is time for BMW to stop trying to act like one can make a 5200+ pound twin turbo V8 SUV "efficient and dynamic" with heavy hybrid nonsense and focus on bringing us more diesel options in lighter cars?
09-26-2011, 10:53 PM #2
09-26-2011, 11:15 PM #3
Can't say I'm missing it either.
Thanks a lot BMW, we could have had the M3 GTS instead of this.