Thursday, October 8, 2009

Storage concept

An inviting atmosphere: thanks to the space-saving design of all the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 hybrid components, almost no luggage space is lost.

BMW Hybrid X6 concept

BMW Hybrid X6 concept

Including the charge function.

Design concept

Precise elegance with the high standards of superior sportiness.

BMW Hybrid 7 Design concept

BMW Hybrid 7 Design concept

The large kidney grilles, the distinctive shoulder line: the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 has natural presence. Inside: real space finished with elegance and functionality, with visible craftsmanship carried out using fine materials and versatile combinations.

8-speed automatic transmission

Whether in the black or at the steering wheel: acceleration is not just obvious from the rev counter.

BMW Hybrid 7 8-speed transmission

BMW Hybrid 7 8-speed transmission

See how quickly and easily the eight-speed automatic transmission switches with the integrated electric motor. The additional gears reduce the engine`s increase in revs each time you change gear, guaranteeing low noise and increased efficiency. Gear changes are virtually imperceptible. Regardless of whether you are driving on automatic or manual, using the electronic gear lever. The eighth gear reduces the revs at high speeds. This improves comfort and reduces consumption.

Hybrid new function

Use being at a standstill to your personal advantage. With the Hybrid Start Stop function, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 saves every time you stop.

BMW Hybrid 7 Start Stop

BMW Hybrid 7 Start Stop

This is a first in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission. E.g., as soon as the vehicle stops at a traffic light, the engine switches off automatically and the transmission remains in the desired position. Give the command to move off, and the electric motor starts the engine and the connection to the gearbox is restored. This reduces fuel consumption and emissions in city traffic in particular. Good news for your fuel bills and good news for the environment.

High-performance 7

High-performance storage. The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is one of the first hybrid vehicles in the world to use lithium-ion technology.

BMW Hybrid 7 High-performance

BMW Hybrid 7 High-performance

This innovative energy store is proving impressive because of its low self-discharge and high energy density. Yet despite its outstanding performance, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 energy store is so compactly designed that there`s still room for up to four golf bags in the boot. After all, space is a precious luxury – and not just on long trips.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The most dynamic way of a hybrid

One small word sums up what makes a BMW ActiveHybrid different: AND. Economy AND sportiness. Minimum emissions AND maximum driving joy.

dynamic BMW Hybrid 7

dynamic BMW Hybrid 7

With electric motors, the petrol engine not only operates in an optimal range at all times – the additional power accelerates the acceleration. The measures applied by BMW EfficientDynamics not only avoid unnecessary losses – the energy that is saved is available for dynamic driving manoeuvres.

Every BMW ActiveHybrid is one thing in particular: dynamic, sporty, elegant. AND efficient, cultivated, responsible. Exactly. A true BMW.

Efficiency first

Every kilometer driven, every litre of fuel, every gram of CO2.

BMW Hybrid 7 Efficiency

Efficiency Hybrid 7

That`s why BMW ActiveHybrid is celebrating its debut where maximum effect can be achieved. For the BMW ActiveHybrid 7, this means 15 per cent lower consumption than the BMW 750i. In figures: 9.4 litres over 100 kilometers and 219 grams of CO2 for every kilometer. And with the BMW ActiveHybrid X6, that`s 20 per cent, corresponding to 9.9 l/100 km and 231 g/km CO2.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Stationary cooling

A pleasant cooling breeze to welcome you: it`s even easier to control the right temperature in the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 by using the car key.

BMW Hybrid 7 Stationary cooling

BMW Hybrid 7 Stationary cooling

Simply press a button to activate the air-conditioning control remotely. It takes around three minutes to cool the interior from extremely high temperature. Thanks to the electric air-conditioning compressor, this can be done without starting the engine, and is virtually silent. As soon as the engine is started, very cool air reduces the temperature to what is plesant.

Boost function efficiency

The boost function provides the perfect proof that increased efficiency can go together with sheer driving pleasure.

perfect BMW Hybrid 7

perfect BMW Hybrid 7

Additional torque is needed for acceleration, particularly for spontaneous overtaking. This is where the electric motor`s best feature comes in: high torque that’s there from the first rev. If the accelerator receives a command for sudden thrust, the electric motor is activated in addition to the BMW TwinPower turbo. This guarantees an immediate increase in torque of up to 160 Nm. The additional power is then carried directly tot the drive wheels via the eight-speed automatic transmission, making the BMW ActiveHybrid 7`s acceleration noticeably more dynamic.

BMW EfficientDynamics

To deploy energy in such a targeted way that it is not just used efficiently, it also brings sheer driving pleasure.

BMW EfficientDynamics

BMW EfficientDynamics

This is the aim of BMW EfficientDynamics. And the versatile measures applied not only reduce consumption and emissions; they also increase the superior sportiness of the BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

Hybrid display concept

See how it words: a special display in the combined instrument panel below the rev counter and iDrive display provides continuous information about everything the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is doing: the higher the bar, the more efficient the driving style.

Hybrid concept BMW 7

Hybrid concept BMW 7

In real time, of course.

ActiveHybrid 7 energy

Bursting with energy: the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 uses the energy generated from deceleration with unparalleled efficiency.

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 energy

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 energy

By using the electric motor as a generator, e.g. Touch the brake pedal and the hybrid management system uses the pressure on the brake pedal to calculate the optimal interaction between the electric motor and the conventional braking system. The electrical assembly thus ensures the required braking effect. And charges the high-performance lithium-ion battery with up to 15,000 watts at the same time. The vehicle`s disc brakes are also activated as support.

Charge concept

No compromise in everyday use: the compact hybrid components in the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 are installed in such a way that there`s still plenty of space for luggage and for an active lifestyle.

BMW ActiveHybrid X6

BMW ActiveHybrid X6 concept

Saturday, June 6, 2009

High-performance battery

Intelligent saving, intelligent storage: the electric hear of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is a high-performance battery that uses the latest in nickel-metal hydride technology, and has a capacity of 2.4 kWh.

BMW Hybrid X6 performance

BMW Hybrid X6 performance

An ingenious cooling system selects the right cooling strategy for every climate and driving situation, ensuring the greatest efficiency with reliable storage and energy supply as fast as lighting. The integrated control unit constantly calculates current charge and the available power – the stored driving pleasure, which can be called upon for purely electric driving, or to actively support the BMW TwinPower Turbo.

Electric driving

The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 drives on electricity: up to 2.5 km at a speed of 60 km/h, with short-tem peaks of up to 65 km/h also possible.

BMW Hybrid X6 driving

driving new BMW Hybrid X6

The hybrid management system manages the interplay between the internal combustion engine and the electric motors, ensuring your drive is virtually silent and, most importantly, completely emission-free – without compromising performance. The joy of driving doesn’t get better than this.

The motors

Electric motors make the high-efficiency drivetrain with BMW TwinPower Turbo and high-precision injection even more economical – and more powerful.

BMW 7 TwinPower Turbo

high-efficiency BMW 7 TwinPower Turbo

The internal combustion engine is better equipped to make the most of its optimal load range. When starting the engine or accelerating, the combination of petrol and electricity guarantees breathtaking thrust.

Boost function

The Boost function feveals even greater drive power for sudden acceleration.

BMW TwinPower system

BMW TwinPower system

Demand thrust by depressing the gas pedal, and the electric motors increase the power of the BMW TwinPower Turbo – using energy regained previously via the Brake Energy Regeneration system.

ActiveHybrid advertising concept

You won`t even notice most of the new BMW ActiveHybrid technologies we`ve used when you drive your BMW ActiveHybrid X6.

X6 ActiveHybrid

ActiveHybrid technologies

All the solutions and systems operate in the background, so you can savour the full joy of driving. And for those who want to understand it exactly, the hybrid aggregates` activity has been subtly integrated into the advertising and operating concept.

Brake Energy Regeneration

Each time the brakes are applied, the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 converts kinetic energy into electric energy.

BMW X6 Brake Energy Regeneration

ActiveHybrid X6 Brake Energy Regeneration

The electric motors act as generators, slowing down the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 – even under heavy deceleration – and then storing the energy generated in a high-performance battery.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

BMW ActiveHybrid X6, 7

Precise elegance and superior sportiness: the ActiveHybrid 7.

sportiness BMW Hybrid 7

sportiness BMW Hybrid 7

A Sports Activity Coupe with Dynamic Performance Control: The BMW ActiveHybrid X6. Both equipped with the perfect hybrid technology for their design, and additional BMW EfficientDynamics measures.

Electric motor as generator

In future, you`ll be able to take your fot off the gas with a smile.

BMW Hybrid 7 Electric motor

BMW Hybrid 7 Electric motor

Because the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 electric motor acts as a fully fledged generator when coasting and braking.


In the BMW ActiveHybrid 7, the internal combustion engine and the electrical assembly work together at all times.

Drive BMW Hybrid 7

Drive BMW Hybrid 7

Depending on the power output and need, each supports the other. Which means this dynamic drive concept brings together the best features from two words.

Hybrid X6 Interior

The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 creates a unique blend of style and sportiness.

BMW ActiveHybrid X6

ActiveHybrid X6

The finest materials used with the greatest of craftsmanship create an atmosphere in which you can enjoy impressive dynamics with all yor senses. Including door sill finishers with “ActiveHybrid” lettering and exclusive Nappa leather upholstery in ivory white with blue double-stitch finish.

Hybrid X6 Exterior

Its elegance will fascinate you.

BMW Hybrid X6 Exterior

BMW Hybrid X6 Exterior

Its agility will excite you. Its presence will form a deep impression: the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 brings together the athletic charisma of a coupe with the superiority of an SAV. The exclusive “Bluewater metallic” paintwork and classification ensure that the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is clearly recognizable.

Two-mode active transmission

Although scarcely larger than a conventional automatic gearbox, the innovative two-mode active transmission houses two high-performance electric motors.

BMW Hybrid X6 active transmission

active transmission BMW Hybrid X6

Mode 1 is designed to provide traction when starting the engine and at low speeds. The electric motor single-handedly and confidently plays out its advantages – linear power development and high torque from the first rev. To increase power, the BMW TwinPower Turbo is also engaged. At high speeds, the internal combustion engine does most of the work. The electric motors provide support only in mode 2, where each supplies the other with energy. With its Boost function and Brake Energy Regeneration system, the two-mode active transmission is the key to increased efficiency and even greater driving pleasure – at any speed.

Hybrid Start Stop function

Zero fuel consumption: the Hybrid Start Stop function switches off the internal combustion engine when the car stops at a red light, for example.

BMW Hybrid X6 Stop function

BMW Hybrid X6 Stop function

The high-performance battery then guarantees important functions such as the air conditioning. When the light turns green, you can accelerate away at once.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

High-performance batteries

The nickel-metal hydride battery in the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 is a well-proven construction. The battery is cooled as necessary via a heat exchanger and liquid cooling to prolong its service life, enhance its available performance and expand the range of operation.

BMW X6 High-performance

ActiveHybrid X6, 7 performance

The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is one of the first hybrid vehicles with a lithium-ion battery. These energy stores have only recently been able to withstand the tough demands set by cars, and are now impressing with their low degree of self-discharge and high energy density.

The Hybrid management system

The hear, the brains, the control centre: everything words together in the hybrid management system.

BMW 7 hybrid system

BMW 7 hybrid system

It knows when power can be regained or is needed. And how it needs to be distributed between the traditional and the high-voltage network. The sophisticated software decides the gear and motor control and engages the Hybrid Start Stop function as well as the Brake Energy Regeneration system to perfection. At the same time, the hybrid management system protects the battery against overload.

But most importantly, the electronics transfer between different driving conditions so seamlessly that the driver doesn’t even feel the change: the joy of driving.

BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 motor

A car that stands apart and brings together true greatness. Two turbochargers charge the V8 engine to 330 kW.

BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 motor

TwinPower Turbo V8 motor

The electric motor ensures the car is always in the optimal load range while the High Precision Injection system guarantees the perfect mix of fuel and air. Because almost all the accessories are disconnected from the petrol engine, up to 780 Nm system output is available.

The electric motors

Engine or generator. Up to 62 kW (84 PS), yp to 260 Nm from start. Only one moving part and efficiency exceeding 80 per cent. Only the high-voltage cables reveal that electric motors are concealed in the gearbox housing.

BMW 7 hybrid efficiency

electric motor BMW 7, X6

But you`ll certainly feed their impact in powerful acceleration and when driving using the electric motor. At every moment, in every BMW ActiveHybrid.

Recognize efficiency

A BMW ActiveHybrid: this makes the lettering clear. The instruments show how it`s working.

BMW Recognize efficiency

efficiency BMW 7, X6

The battery charge status and deployment of the electric motor are displayed below the rev counter. The iDrive display documents energy flows and energy efficiency over the previous fifteen minutes in detail.

Saving and regaining

The interaction of electric motors, petrol engines, gearbox and high-performance batteries delivers the particularly efficient dynamics of a BMW ActiveHybrid.

BMW Saving and regaining

Hybrid Start Stop function

Thanks to the Hybrid Start Stop function, there is absolutely no superfluous crankshaft rotation from the V8 petrol engine. The sophisticated hybrid management system ensures that energy from braking is stored temporarily and converted back into movement.
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