BMW has announced plans to stage the North American debuts of the ActiveHybrid X6, the ActiveHybrid 7-Series, and the Vision EfficientDynamics concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

BMW has announced plans to stage the North American debuts of the ActiveHybrid X6, the ActiveHybrid 7-Series, and the Vision EfficientDynamics concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Set to go on sale in December (for a whopping $89,725 USD), the ActiveHybrid X6 features a 400 hp twin-turbocharged V8 engine and two electric synchronous motors located in the two-mode transmission (which produce 91 hp and 86 hp). Powered by a 2.4 kWh NiMH battery pack, the electric motors enable the X6 to travel exclusively on electric power at speeds up to 37 mph (60 km/h) for up to 1.6 miles. In terms of performance, the crossover has a combined output of 480 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. This enables the X6 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 130 mph. More importantly, the hybrid offers a 20% improvement in average fuel consumption (in EU testing) and a CO2 emissions rating of 231 grams per kilometer.

On the other hand, the ActiveHybrid 7-Series uses a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and a three-phase synchronous electric motor located between the engine and the torque converter. Producing a combined 455 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, the 7-Series runs from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and achieves a 15-17% improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the 750i. Boasting numerous design tweaks and special badging, the ActiveHybrid 7-Series will go on sale in the US in the spring of 2010.

Last but not least, BMW will also display the mind blowing Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Meant to blend performance with state of the art hybrid technology, the VED concept is a plug-in hybrid that uses a three-cylinder turbodiesel engine and two electric motors. Boasting 262 kW (356 hp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, the 2+2 coupe accelerates from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds before topping out at an electronically limited 155 mph. Despite this, the car consumes just 3.76 liters/100km (equal to 62.6 mpg) while emitting 99 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

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