The BMW X6 which we reviewed back in 2009 did not get the best of receptions when it was launched back in 2008, although we quite fond of the Sports Activity Coupe. Now with over quarter of a million sales the next generation X6 has been unveiled.
The new X6 has been re-style along the lines of the new X5 which it of course based, there is now the option of LED headlights, different suspension options, BMW Head-Up Display, Driving Assistant Plus with Traffic Jam Assistant, the BMW Parking Assistant, Surround View and BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot and Speed Limit Info, as well as all BMW ConnectedDrive services and Online Entertainment.
It offers more cargo space expanding from 580 litres to 1,525 litres, which75 litres more than the current model. The rear seats now fold on a 40: 20: 40 split/folding bases.
The new generation X6 is due to be launched in December 2014, with three models initially being offered. There will two diesel units, the six cylinder bi-turbo BMW X6 xDrive30d (258hp), the six cylinder BMW X6 M50d (381hp) with three turbochargers and one petrol the BMW X6 M50i which features a 450hp V8 engine.
In the spring of 2015 the BMW X6 xDrive35i (306 hp) and BMW X6 xDrive40d (313 hp) will join the model range.
All models feature BMW’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system ‘xDrive’ which optimises traction, directional stability and cornering dynamics, as the situation requires. For improved dynamics, xDrive can optionally link up with adaptive suspension packages, including Dynamic Performance Control.Published 6 June 2014