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BMW ActiveHybrid X6, Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid Get Early Retirement

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2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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Luxury, hybrids, and SUVs: so far no on has hit just the right mix of these three, and it shows in their survival rates. Like the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class drops the ML 450 Hybrid this year, BMW has decided to ditch the ActiveHybrid X6.

That's not all the ML 450 Hybrid and ActiveHybrid X6 have in common: they both used the jointly-developed GM Two-Mode Hybrid system as well. A handful of GM SUVs and pickups are now the only remaining vehicles to use the hybrid system, co-developed by GM, Daimler, Chrysler, and BMW.

For a more thorough look on the fate of hybrids in the marketplace, including why they aren't working in the luxury SUV segment and the future of hybrids at BMW and Mercedes, read GreenCarReports' article here.

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  1. What about the Lexus RX hybrid? It has gone through several model changes of the RX. Don't come to the conclusion of hybrid SUV's not working just because Mercedes and BMW have two models get axed. They didn't work simply because the cost was too great a premium to justify. The average buyer for that range didn't mind the low mpg of the non-hybrid counterpart. The lexus hybrid has a more competitive starting price. It is all about the cost of the upgrade to hybrid.
     
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