BMW is upgrading its X6, which the German carmaker claims to be the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe with the new model reaching the showrooms this spring.
Offering a blend of sporty dynamics and versatility, the X6 blends the smooth lines of a coupe with the marque’s X range looks. BMW has sold 150,000 models in the three years since its launch.
The standard fog lights are now set in matt finish surrounds in the upper area of the outer air inlets and the angle of the grille bars is flush with the bottom of the headlamp . As an alternative to the standard bi-xenon lights, the new X6 is the first vehicle in its segment to be fitted optionally with adaptive LED headlamps.
With its newly designed rear lights with LED technology, the powerfully shaped rear section of the new BMW X6 also features more intense styling.
The car’s colour range consists of two non-metallic and eight metallic colours. Standard equipment includes 19-inch light alloy wheels. In the 8-cylinder model BMW X6 xDrive 50i these now feature a new double spoke design in bi-colour.
The X6 comes as a four-seater model, but a three-seater rear bench is available as an option.
Petrol and diesel engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology deliver impressive pulling power and exemplary low fuel consumption figures. The V8 engine of the X6 xDrive50i delivers 300kW/407bhp, while in the X6 xDrive35i an in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with 225kW/306bhp ensures supreme athletic performance. The in-line 6-cylinder diesel engines of the models BMW X6 xDrive40d and BMW X6 xDrive30d mobilise 225kW/306bhp and 180kW/245bhp respectively. Both offer not only impressively sporty power delivery but also emission figures based on the EU test cycle of 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres for the BMW X6 xDrive40d and 7.4 litres for the BMW X6 xDrive30d.
The BMW M Performance Automobile BMW X6 M50d sets a new benchmark for pulling power and efficiency with a newly developed 280 kW/381 bhp in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine. Its unique triple turbocharging gives the world’s most powerful standard in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine a thrust which sets in early on and is maintained right through to the high engine speed range.