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    Perhaps we're a little cranky this morning, still being on Greenwich Mean Time while the clock says Eastern Daylight. Or maybe we're just cynical. But could everyone please take a deep breath and consider reality before getting all hot and bothered over news that BMW seems to be working on a hydrogen hybrid powertrain for a future Mini Cooper? [gasp] "Radical" new system !!! In brief, the British magazine Autocar reports--rather breathlessly--that BMW is developing a "radical" new hybrid system that uses a standard Mini front-wheel-drive powertrain up front, plus a hydrogen-based system on...

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    BMW ActiveHybrid X6 Review

    BMW's ActiveHybrid X6 is one of the most powerful hybrid vehicles ever produced.  Outputting a combined 480 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque, this a hybrid to be reckoned with.  Its 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds from a vehicle weighing in at 5,700 lb is definitely astonishing, but does this vehicle live...

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    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

    Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...

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    Four-Way Two-Mode Hybrid Project Ends, Lab Closes; Now What?

    The Two-Mode Hybrid project was hailed as a model of technical cooperation when it was announced five years ago. But now the partners are going their separate ways, and the complex hybrid system may end up solely as a General Motors technology. GM said in late 2004 it would partner with Daimler and...

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    More Hybrids On the Way From BMW, Including 1-Series

    We've covered BMW's first two hybrid vehicles, just launched for the upcoming year: the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 "sports activity coupe", the world's most powerful hybrid, and the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7, the world's fastest hybrid sedan. Now a spy photo from the British magazine Autocar shows that...

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    Preview: 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

    While Mercedes-Benz has focused its first green marketing efforts on the undeniably impressive 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, it was joined by a second hybrid Benz that went on sale earlier this month after previewing in April at the New York Auto Show. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid brings...

  • 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

    For 2010, BMW is releasing two hybrid vehicles that are very different both in style and in their approach to using electric power to assist the gasoline engine. We've already covered the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 "sports activity coupe", which uses the Two-Mode Hybrid system jointly developed by General Motors, Daimler, Chrysler, and BMW. BMW's mild hybrid full-size luxury sedan Now reviews of the second car, the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 sedan, are starting to filter out. It's one of a growing number of luxury hybrids from BMW, Cadillac, and Mercedes-Benz that join Lexus (who created the...

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    First Drive: 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

    "Our goal was to fundamentally change the view of hybrids," said Peter Tünnermann, project manager for the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6. "We wanted to make a 'non-hybrid' hybrid." In other words, a hybrid that didn't drive like a hybrid. And in that goal, BMW has succeeded admirably. Drivers at the...

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    Preview: 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

    We've known for a while that BMW would launch its first hybrid this year, and now we know when: The 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 will reach dealers this December. We'll be driving the hybrid X6 in a couple of weeks, but meanwhile, here's our advance preview of BMW's hybrid-electric sport-activity...

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    Hybrid Sighting: BMW X6

    If there was an award for the "Most Badass Hybrid Debut In 2010," the new BMW X6 ActiveHybrid would win. BMW won't call it a sport utility vehicle, and for good reason. There's not much utility left in it. Oh, but there's plenty of sport. The so-called "sports activity coupe," was spotted near the...

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