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VIDEO: 2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid

Let’s be honest, if you’re considering the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid, you’re probably not looking at it for just its environmental aspects. You’re probably factoring in the BMW emblem, the performance, the luxury, and then maybe, just a tad, the “going green” facet. The 2010 X6 ActiveHybrid should be considered by those who are mildly interested in being environmentally-conscious but more so like to have the latest and greatest as the X6 ActiveHybrid delivers from the techno-exclusive angle.

As BMW’s first hybrid, they did not stray very far from their performance roots with the 2010 X6 ActiveHybrid. With the lavish (after watching the video and seeing the stats, you’ll understand that adjective use) 2-mode hybrid system with specially-designed 7-speed transmission, you’ll easily forget you’re in a hybrid. The twin-turbo 4.4 L V8 engine combined with electric motor produces 480 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque, with towing capabilities up to 6,000 pounds. With the right driving style, you can also get up to 35 mph without using any gasoline.

You now are probably asking, “What are my fuel savings by getting the hybrid X6 over the standard X6?” The EPA fuel economy ratings have the expected numbers at 17 mpg city and 19 mpg highway, which seems mediocre at best, but when you see that it is an average of 3 mpg savings for combined driving, and a 4 mpg savings in city driving compared to the XDrive 50i counterpart, you might be able to justify your purchase, but remember, either way, you’re still buying premium at the pump.

The pricing for the X6 ActiveHybrid is not for the weak of heart. Starting at $88,900 with standard AWD, our 2010 X6 hybrid tester easily broke $90k, settling at a price of $92,275.

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