New BMW X6 xDrive50i makes global unveil, launch in December 2014
BMW X6 crossover coupe was introduced back in 2008, received various versions so far including hybrid ones. Sold about 250,000 units worldwide over span of about 6 years, X6 Sports Activity Coupe was due for next generation. As BMW is in the process of renovating its complete line-up to align them to latest family styling, X6 now underwent the update in right time. X6 is one of BMW’s last models to be refreshed.
Akin to recently launched BMW X5 facelift, X6 crossover SUV also receives detailing adjustments in front and rear fascia. Most distinct addition is the new fender vent that marks the latest BMW design language. It also elevates the sporty character of BMW X series.
Goes without saying, front fascia revision majorly involves redesigning the bumper. Headlamps and kidney grille pair is made larger and just like BMW did to X5, headlamps meet the adjacent grille, without separation by bumper pillars. Rear design is also slightly tweaked in bumper and tail lamp sections.
M Sport package intimidates rivals with bold exterior character. Design Pure Extravagance package on the other hand imposes new interior trims to accentuate quality and luxury inside new BMW X6 cabin.
Noticeable features in new BMW X6 include 19-inch light-alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, automatic tailgate operation, auto-dimming inside rear-view mirror, dual-zone climate control, 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission, paddle shifters integrated to steering wheel, and Driving Assistant safety package from BMW ConnectedDrive.
BMW ConnectedDrive features include Adaptive LED headlights, Comfort Access (including hands-free tailgate opening and closing), touch controlled navigation system, Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system and new Rear Entertainment System Professional. Driver assist systems include BMW Head-Up Display, BMW Parking Assistant, Driving Assistant Plus with Traffic Jam Assistant, Surround View & Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot and Speed Limit Info, and Intelligent Emergency Call function.
Engine specs in 2014 BMW X6 include latest-generation V8 producing 330 kW/450 hp in BMW X6 xDrive50i, 190 kW/258 hp 6-cylinder in-line diesel mill in the BMW X6 xDrive30d, and a straight-six diesel engine with 3 turbochargers and 280 kW/381 hp in BMW X6 M50d. The 8 speed Steptronic sport transmission comes standard in all X6 models.