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While the title of world’s most powerful hybrid may be as bittersweet as star athlete of math camp, the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 provides a notable mix of increased efficiency and practical power. The gas-electric features a combination of twin electric motors and a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine to combine for 480 peak horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. It runs 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds and tops off at 130. Holding the reins of all the horses is a dual-mode, seven-speed transmission and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. As far as efficiency, the ActiveHybrid awaits testing, but BMW expects to get a 20% reduction in fuel consumption over the standard twin-turbo X6–so expect a rather anticlimactic 18 miles per gallon combined in the US. It will be available in the States in the fourth quarter and will be officialy debuted at Frankfurt. [via AutoBlog