BMW has cancelled X6 Active Hybrid image

BMW has ended production for its X6 Active Hybrid, Dave Buchko, a representative for BMW North America recently confirmed to BimmerFile.

Additionally, there are currently no plans to upgrade the system or offer the current X6 in another hybrid form.

The X6 Active Hybrid turned out to be one of the most expensive vehicles in the BMW lineup, starting at just under $90k.

In late 2009, BMW introduced an X6 featuring a version of the Global Hybrid Cooperation hybrid power train, popularly known as the two-mode hybrid system. Shortly after, this car was confirmed as being called the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and at that time it was the most powerful hybrid vehicle.

The X6 hybrid used a 400-hp, 4.4-liter, twin turbo V8 coupled with two electric motors that produced 480 total hp and 575 lb-ft torque. Because it was a two-mode hybrid, it could run exclusively on electricity from its battery pack for about two miles going at a top speed of 37mph.

Top speed of X6 Hybrid is electronically limited to 130 mph.

Despite all the green and high-tech features, the X6 ActiveHybrid was often criticized for its extremely high fuel consumption: 18 mpg combined.