At $89,725, the BMW X6 Active Hybrid was certainly no bargain. The 480-horsepower, 575 pound-feet-of-torque mid-size luxury crossover was a powerful beast, but the CUV's lack of added of efficiency could well be the reason that buyers did not opt for the hybrid X6 over the more conventional inline six- and V8-powered versions.

During our first drive of the hybrid sport activity coupe, as BMW labels the X6, we got 16 miles per gallon, a bit shy of the official 17 city, 19 highway mpg EPA figures. So, it's not clear why buyers would even opt for the the near-$90,000 X6 over the non-hybrid six-cylinder and V8 versions. The standard 2012 X6 starts at $58,900.

The X6 Active Hybrid officially went on sale in the U.S. on December 5, 2009, but the hybrid X6 is alread no more. Due to low sales, BMW has reportedly pulled the plug on the gas-electric X6 and we can't say were surprised – or even disappointed – to see the X6 Active Hybrid vanish.


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      EVdriver
      • 8 Months Ago
      It was about high time. German "smoke and mirrors" hybrids are simply pathetic.
      Andrew Richard Rose
      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably the ugliest car in production today !
      Actionable Mango
      • 3 Years Ago
      The entire X6 model should go away, not just the hybrid. It really doesn't make sense in any way.
      Marco Polo
      • 8 Months Ago
      Odd, how Toyota's Lexus SUV hybrids sell strongly (and profitably), but BMW can't attact buyers.
        paulwesterberg
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Marco Polo
        2011 Lexus RX 450h is rated at 32/28mpg, about twice the mileage that this monstrosity gets, for half the cost.
          Marco Polo
          • 8 Months Ago
          @paulwesterberg
          Er, Paul,...that's sort of my point! I had felt that most readers didn't need it spelt out in such a self-righteous manner, but maybe you're right, maybe some do!
          EVSUPERHERO
          • 8 Months Ago
          @paulwesterberg
          Comon, nobody hyper miles in a Lexus. I just can't see that. It is good some people are thinking about getting better mpg's and rebuking poorly thought out mpg hybrids. Guess they thought they could put the hybrid badge on and it would sell no matter what, not anymore BMW, get a clue.
          uncle_sam
          • 8 Months Ago
          @paulwesterberg
          some drivers manage to get 39 mpg with the RX450h with hypermiling. why care for the lousy 16 mpg
      Bryan Steopher
      • 8 Months Ago
      The X6 is expensive and has a lot of weight as well. It gives a comfortable ride. One of the important of this car is it has “Vehicle Stability Control System” which controls the stability of the car. http://www.joy2day.com/cars/bmw/x6/bmw-x6-2012-review.php
      uncle_sam
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now BMW has showed that Hybrids don't sel and they will never make one again...
      Noz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Overdesigned German turd...
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