According to a report by AutoWeek, BMW is aiming to sell 1,000 units of its new ActiveHybrid 7 and the ActiveHybrid X6 in their first year in the United States. Both models will make their world debuts at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show later this month.
The 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is powered by a 4.4L V8 making 440-hp with a maximum torque of 475 lb-ft. Along with a 3-phase synchronous electric-motor the ActiveHybrid 7 makes 455-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission, fuel-economy is increased by 15 percent when compared to a 750i.
The 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is powered by a reworked version of the xDrive50i”s 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 making 400-hp and a peak torque of 450 lb-ft. The hybrid system consists of two electric-motors that helps pump out a total of 480-hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. All that allows for a 0 to 60 mph run in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph. Fuel-economy is increased by 20 percent.
Pricing and availability details will be announced closer to launch.
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– By: Omar Rana