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X6 to be BMW’s first hybrid?

Posted in auto shows, BMW with tags , on February 7, 2008 by Shun Ty

BMW calls its new X6 a Sports Activity Coupe, but it fits the lines and function of a crossover. The X6 is being used to launch some new technologies, such as BMW’s first direct injection engine, a 4.4-liter V-8 with twin turbochargers, and a variable steering system which increases the steering ratio the more the wheels are turned.

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BMW has committed to delivering an X6 hybrid, but official details have not yet been released. Visually the hybrid is identical to the regular X6 but BMW claims that the model is 20 percent more fuel-efficient.

Various reports indicate the X6 will be BMW’s first production car offered with the option of a hybrid powertrain.

2009 BMW 135i Convertible

Posted in auto shows, BMW with tags , on January 28, 2008 by Shun Ty

We’ve been eager to drive the BMW 135i Coupe ever since we saw it at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. In Detroit, BMW rolled out a convertible version to make it that much more desirable. The little 1-series uses the same twin turbo engine found in the 335i and 535i.

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