The next BMW product poised for launch in India is 2015 BMW X6, which the company fondly calls as – King of the Road. To be brought into India via the CBU route, new BMW X6 will be bolder and sportier than its existing counterpart, which was discontinued last year.Just like the outgoing variant, the new BMW X6 is offered with petrol and diesel engine options globally.
In India, the new BMW X6 will only be offered with a diesel engine. BMW X6 xDrive40d with a 3.0 liter twin turbo diesel engine offering 306 PS peak power and 600 Nm peak torque will be launched initially. This engine is mated to an 8 speed ZF gearbox sending power to all wheels via BMW xDrive AWD system. This combination allows acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 240 kmph.
After the launch of the diesel X6, BMW India has plans to launch the petrol variant in the form of X6M, but only later this year. This variant will be powered by a 4.4 liter V8 bi turbo offering 560 PS peak power at 6,000-6,500 rpm and 750 Nm torque at 2,200-5,000 rpm.
2015 BMW X6 was first unveiled in June last year. It is seen with a redesigned front and rear end; with new bumbers, new kidney grille and LED Multibeam headlights. Being presented in four new colour options, the 2015 BMW X6 receives options of 17”, 18” and 20” alloy wheels. Interiors will also seen some changes in the form of new two toned leather upholstery quality fabric and heads up display.BMW X6M was also launched alongside the X6. It remains to be seen whether we will get the M trim or not.
The second generation BMW X6 SUV also grows in dimensions as compared to the outgoing model. It now measures 4,909mm in length, 1,989mm in width and 1,702mm in height. This means, that it is 34mm longer, 4mm wider and 12mm higher as compared to its earlier counterpart. This in spite of the fact that BMW has managed to reduce the kerb weight by 40 kgs.
Expect the price of new BMW X6 to start in the range of Rs 80-85 lakhs, ex-showroom. More details related to the India-spec X6 will be revealed from the launch floor on 23rd July.