Its unique triple turbocharging gives the world's most powerful standard in-line 6-cylinder diesel engin
There years after its launch the BMW X6 has been revised for a spring 2012 launch. To date 150,000 X6s have been sold worldwide which exceeded BMW original estimates.
So what has changed?
The front end has been given a makeover and as an option the BMW X6 (standard on the X6 M) can be specified with adaptive LED headlamps instead of the standard bi-xenon headlights. The idea is that they require less power yet provide a brighter white light. The rear lights are now LED.
The paint range has been revised to include two non-metallic and eight metallic colours, including Marrakech Brown metallic, Orion Silver metallic and Midnight Blue metallic.
The standard leather trim Nevada is now also available in the colour Vermilion Red. The exclusive nappa leather option with extended features now includes a choice between the colours Black and Ebony White. The new BMW X6 is offered as standard as a four-seater model. A three-seater rear bench is optionally available to make X6 a five-seater. The luggage compartment volume of the X6 is 570 litres and can be extended to up to 1,450 litres by folding down the rear backrests.
The engine line-up is pretty much the same, but with some tweaks and the introduction of a BMW X6 M50d and BMW X6 xDrive30d can be fitted with optional BMW BluePerformance Technology to help lower nitrogen oxide outputs
The BMW X6 M50d features new 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, which is capable of producing 740 Nm of torque. BMW quote a 0-62 mph time of 5.3 seconds which is quicker than the V8 petrols, yet fuel consumption is 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres compared to 7.4 litres for the BMW X6 xDrive30d.
We expect pricing information and details of an exact UK launch date shortly.Published 26 January 2012