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BMW X6 More Exceptional Than Ever

March 7, 2013
BMW x6 (Photo: BMW)
BMW x6 (Photo: BMW)

The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe created a new market segment when it was launched in 2008. More than 150,000 X6 vehicles have been sold worldwide in just three years -- proving the popularity of this vehicle, which has set a trend in the automotive industry and has now been upgraded with the new model arriving in the showrooms.

The new BMW X6 includes a number of exterior changes, enhancing the athletic appearance of BMW's original Sports Activity Coupe. A new front end with a wider chrome frame and revised bars on the large kidney grille and fog lights, set toward the edge of the car, highlight its wide track and stable road-holding. As an alternative to the standard bi-xenon lights, Adaptive LED headlights -- a modern interpretation of BMW's twin circular headlights -- are now available as an option complementing the new front end.

At the rear is a revised red light cluster, enhancing the lines of the car with two horizontal LED glowing bars, further emphasising the width of the vehicle. In addition, a raised powerdome bonnet appears on the new X6 giving the car a more aggressive and sportier look.

With the market launch of the new BMW X6, the combination of sporty elegance of a large BMW Coupe with the powerful presence of an X model is raised to a new level. All new BMW X6 models also make use of BMW's EfficientDynamics technology innovations that make the car more agile and dynamic.

The petrol engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology are available for the BMW X6 deliver impressive pulling power and low fuel consumption figures. The V8 engine of the BMW X6 xDrive50i delivers 407 hp, while in the BMW X6 xDrive35i an in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with 306 hp. Engine power in both models is transferred by means of a standard 8-speed sports transmission including shift paddles on the wheel.

Offering even greater performance, BMW M GmbH, the specialists for high-performance sports cars, will also introduce the BMW X6M. Powered by a V8 TwinPower Turbo engine and with an acceleration rate of 5.3 seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 km/h, the new BMW X6M delivers 555 hp in addition to receiving styling changes such as aluminum brake callipers in metallic blue with M logo.

It also becomes the first BMW M model to include Adaptive LED headlights as standard and gains a Powerdome bonnet enhancing its athletic stance.

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