2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 - Road Test Specs

2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 SUV

(4.4L V8 Twin-turbo Hybrid AWD 7-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
ModelX6 Hybrid
Style4dr SUV
Base MSRP$88,900
Options on test vehicleCold Weather Package ($950 -- includes heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, ski bag, headlight washers); Premium Sound ($700); Satellite Radio ($350 -- includes one-year subscription); Rear Side Window Shades ($300); Automatic High Beams ($250).
As-tested MSRP$92,325


Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged, direct-injected V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,395cc (268 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)480 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)575 @ 1,750
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeContinuously variable/seven-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.89; II: 2.62; III: 1.80; IV: 1.30; V: 1.00; VI: 0.83; VII: 0.72


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)19.5
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP SportMaxx
Tire typeSummer, high-performance, run-flat
Tire size, frontP275/40R20
Tire size, rearP315/35R20
Wheel size19-by-9 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.2
0-45 mph (sec.)3.6
0-60 mph (sec.)5.5
0-75 mph (sec.)7.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.6 @ 104.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.2
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)117
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.81
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.6
@ Full throttle (dB)74.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNo matter what I tried, the quickest runs were in "Drive." I tried manual shifting and brake torquing and they were all slower. Upshifts are smooth but very slow. The batteries recharged quickly after each run, so performances remained consistent.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsUncharacteristically soft, long-travel pedal for a BMW, but fade was not an issue at all. Straight, steady stops and zero ABS flutter/buzz.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSlalom: Feels more capable than it truly is, and the non-defeatable stability control (despite a "DSC Off" light after pressing the button) makes runs inconsistent. Smooth input is the key, as any midcourse adjustment results in massive DSC intrusion. Understeer creeps in as limit is approached. Skid pad: With the non-defeatable DSC, runs were virtually identical, with mild understeer kept in check with a closing throttle. Steering gets rather heavy.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)67
Relative humidity (%)36.8
Wind (mph, direction)2.4, Cross

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/19 highway/18 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.3
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,765
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,705
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51/49
Length (in.)192.1
Width (in.)78.1
Height (in.)66.5
Wheelbase (in.)115.5
Track, front (in.)64.7
Track, rear (in.)67.2
Turning circle (ft.)42
Legroom, front (in.)40.4
Legroom, rear (in.)35.9
Headroom, front (in.)38.3
Headroom, rear (in.)37.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.0
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)25
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)60


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/ 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/ 50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/unlimited mies
Roadside assistance4 years/unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/ 50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide curtain airbag, rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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