The second-generation BMW X6 snooped in form-fitting swirly camouflage. As was the very first X6, which introduced in 2008, the brand-new design will utilize X5 mechanicals to deliver substantially much less functionality and considerably more design compared to that model. One famous resource within the design society tells us, rather shockingly, that the X6’s form has come to be “well-known, like a Porsche 911.”.
The BMW design team has actually crafted a successful reinterpretation of the initial, with a somewhat taller hood and new headlights that mix into the renal system grilles like the new X5’s. The interior will certainly end up being a lot more sophisticated compared to that these days’s model, once again complying with the lead taken by its typically proportioned brother or sister.
The present X6 is no sales juggernaut– it has been outsold in the U.S. this year by each and every single BMW model barring the Z4– however it does generate larger-than-normal profit frames from fairly reduced engineering financial investment. It also works as something of a halo in the Bavarians’ SUV schedule. BMW will need the next-gen design to maintain the status if the brand name is to stave off competition from the Mercedes-Benz MLC and Audi Q8 mid-size crossover coupes scheduled to launch in the upcoming year or two.
The next-generation X6 will share its system with the new-for-2014 X5. Important measurements will certainly continue to be basically identical to last year’s design, however weight will drop by as long as 200 pounds. Electrically aided energy steering will be executed, and the car’s electronic devices design will be upgraded to accommodate the most up to date in BMW’s infotainment and telematics devices.
We expect that the next-gen X6 will be readily available solely with xDrive all-wheel drive, although it’s possible that rear-wheel drive could be provided. A diesel engine is feasible, although that could not suit the picture BMW has actually created for the X6 either, making a successor to the ActiveHybrid X6 more likely. A follow up to the X6 M, this time generating as considerably as 600 horse power, is a sure thing.
2015 BMW X6 Powertrains
In the U.S., buyers will have an option between a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six and a 445-hp, 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8. We expect that the next-gen X6 will certainly be readily available specifically with xDrive four-wheel drive, although it’s possible that rear-wheel drive could be offered. Rear-drive appeared on the X5 for the very first time as part of the 2014 redesign as an affordable, a lot more effective option.
As the image-conscious SUV of both, however, the X6 does not necessarily require to deal with those worried about expense or performance. A diesel engine is feasible, although that might not fit the image BMW has actually built for the X6 either, making a successor to the ActiveHybrid X6 most likely. A follow up to the X6 M, this time around producing as long as 600 horse power, is a sure thing. Each design will certainly make use of an eight-speed automated.
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Approximated Arrival and Price
The 2015 BMW X6 will certainly be introduced following summer season. Base prices might edge somewhat northward from the existing $61,725 point of entry, potentially prolonging the existing costs over an identically geared up X5 from $8000 to $10,000.