The BMW X6 is a four-passenger luxury crossover or "sports activity coupe" as BMW likes to call it. It went on sale in the second quarter of 2008 with a promise of combining the benefits of an SUV and a coupe into one convenient little package. The current X6 is powered by a plethora of engine options. The first is a 3.0L twin turbo engine producing 300/320hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a 4.4L twin turbo V8 delivering 400/440hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The 4.4L V8/electric hybrid option pushes out 480 net ho and 575 net lb-ft of torque, while on the opposite side of the spectrum is the 4.4L twin turbo V8 that gets 555hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to a six-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission.

While BMW is preparing a refresh version for theX6 SUV , the tuners are looking for all kind of possibilities to update the current model. The last one to offer such a package is the German tuner CLP Automotive. For 10,00 euro (about $13,500 at the current exchange rates) you can get a pretty impressive upgrade package for both the exterior and the interior.

The exterior package includes a new front apron with a central air shaft, a widening of the front fenders, a side skirt of a special kind, door panels, widening rear fenders as well as a rear bumper. These new items can be made either in a paintable version or much more solid carbon. At customer’s request the tuner can also offer headlight covers and/or a rear spoiler.

The car sits on a new set of German Diamonds High-end aluminum cutting wheels size 11x23 inches at the front and even 12.5 x23 inches at the rear at painted in an impressive Golden Claw.


The facelift version of the BMW X6 has been caught testing yet again, still wearing the almost non-existent camouflage found on the previous prototype. The only difference between the first set of images and this one is that this prototype is now donning the correct bumpers and displaying the new position of the BMW’s fog-lights.

Compared to the current X6 , the facelift model includes new headlights with squared off angel eyes as found in all of the new BMW models, smaller changes to the bumpers, and redesigned rear lights. The rear lights will appear with new graphics and BMW’s latest LED design.

As of right now, those are the only changes present on the updated X6. Power will still comes from the standard line of engines found in the current model: a 3.0L twin turbo engine producing 300/320 HP and a 4.4L twin turbo V8 delivering 400/440 HP.

The Frankfurt Motor Show is just around the corner and automakers are still releasing tidbits of information to keep our interest until the doors open on September 13, 2011. It’s BMW’s turn now, and the German automaker is packing their Frankfurt bags with an M Performance range of accessories for the X6 M , as well as accessories for the X5 M .

The BMW X6M Performance Edition will be easily recognizable with its CSL tri-color stripes slathered on the new BMW M Performance carbon front splitter and the model-specific BMW M Performance side skirts, among other places. The exterior is then further tweaked with a new black front grille, a BMW M Performance rear spoiler, and black BMW M Performance tail fins. Polishing off the look of the X6M is a new set of 21-inch BMW M Performance light alloy wheels in a double-spoke design.

Next to the exterior modifications provided for the vehicle, the BMW X6M also gets a BMW M Performance steering wheel with an Alcantara cover and a flat-bottom rim. The steering wheel also sports three-color M stitching and a center marker in racing blue at the top.

We’ll know more behind the BMW X6M Performance Edition once it debuts in Frankfurt so stay tuned!

BMW will be unveiling the special edition X5 and X6 Exclusive Editions at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Both of these models were created by using special paints and materials. The two models will be put on sale this fall.

The X5 and X6 Exclusive Editions will be painted in an exclusive Orion Silver Metallic color that is only available on the 6-Series and will be combined with soft Nevada leather, special wheels, and a dark bamboo interior strip. Currently there are no details on the engine that will be used for the two models, but we do not expect to see big changes under the hood.

These new exclusive editions will only be offered for the top versions of the two models which are powered by a V8 petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct injection. This engine delivers a total of 407 bhp at 5,500 – 6,400 rpm.

Source: BMW Blog

Ever since the BMW X6 ’s official launch back in 2007, Lumma Design has offered numerous updates for it. Just recently, they presented the world with the CLR X 650 and now they’re coming at us with another package that features both exterior and interior updates, as well as significant engine updates.

The exterior updates include a new front spoiler with enlarged air inlets, head light "eye brows" and mirror hatches, a rear spoiler lip, and a sportive look engine bonnet, all made in carbon fiber. The rear gets a modified rear apron with a demanding diffuser. Rouding out the exterior is a new set of 22" wheels. The wheels have been combined with yellow painted brake calipers and a ride height reduced by 40 millimeters.

The interior gets an ergonomically formed and upholstered sport steering wheel with a bicolor interior fitting in rhombus optics and contrasting ornamental seams, front and rear sport seats in structured carbon leather, leather upholstered interior borders, aluminum pedals with slip-resistant rubber dots, and lit door sill panels with the LUMMA logo.

For the engine updates, the BMW X6 gets a sport exhaust system in an X6 M look with 4x100 mm tail pipes in black racing optics. As a result, the serial diesel engine now delivers a total of 340 HP (up from 306 HP).

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Don’t worry, no one has manufactured high heels and extravagant wigs to place on any undeserving vehicles, but we have found a drag race that errs on the side of weird. Motortrend has taken a chance on a very eccentric review by pitting three out-of-place vehicles against one another: the BMW X6 M, Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, and Porsche Panamera.

If you take a look at the specs for these three models, a drag race may not seem too strange a task to undertake. The BMW X6M is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 mated to a six-speed automatic with manual shift paddles that together produce 555 HP and 501 lb-ft of torque. It gets from 0-60 mph in a whopping 4.3 seconds. The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon comes equipped with a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers a total of 556 hp and 551 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine can be coupled to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. It also does the 0-60 mph sprint in 4.3 seconds. The last awkward vehicle of the test was a Porsche Panamera and its 4.6L twin turbo V8. This engine produces 500hp and 568 lb-ft of torque when mated to a Porsche’s 7-speed twin clutch transmission.

We won’t spoil all of the fun and tell you who won this crazy race, but we will tell you that this video is a definite must-see!

We fully understand the sense of irony with the name Romeo Ferraris and the cars that they work on, but nevertheless, it doesn’t take away from the quality of work they’ve done over the years.

Fresh off their works on the Smart ForTwo , the Abarth 500 , and the Audi RS6 , the Italian aftermarket company is turning its attention on a pair of high-powered German SUVs in the form of the BMW X5M and the BMW X6M .
In this instance, Romeo Ferraris prepared a conversion kit for both the X5M and the X6M, and the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine they come in. The first step of the kit involves reprogramming their ECU systems, bumping up the output to 604 horsepower and 574 lb/ft of torque - up from the standard 555 horsepower and 501 lb/ft of torque it comes in. The next step after that is mapping and adding a pair of optional central terminals and sports matches. This upgrade further bumps up the SUVs output to a staggering 655 horsepower and 638 lb/ft of torque.

On top of the engine upgrade, Romeo Ferraris is also offering an enhanced braking system that comes with 6-piston front calipers, 380 x 32 mm discs, and 4 piston rear discs 380 × 28 mm, as well as an exterior and interior customization program that features outdoor films available in a number of options - carbon effect, opaque, or colored - and an interior that can be dressed up with either leather or Alcantara with matching Romeo Ferraris sports pedals to boot.

It might sound a little insensitive to be talking about a tuning package that makes reference to a natural disaster given the things going on in Japan these days, but then again, G-Power ’s work on the new X6 M dubbed the ’Typhoon S’ certainly has no connection to the tragedies in Japan.

The German tuning firm has made a handsome living with their works on BMWs in the past, and with their latest offering, these guys are still a long way from slowing down.

The ’Typhoon S’ features a comprehensive tuning package for the X6, one that includes both aerodynamic and performance improvements. Despite having little to no interior upgrades, G-Power still dressed up the SUV’s exterior with new body parts that improve not just the car’s overall look, but also its effect on performance figures. And speaking of power updates, the Typhoon S was given quite the performance spike, reaching an output north of 726 horsepower - compare that to the Typhoon’s ’pedestrian’ 600-horsepower output - making this particular X6 one of the most powerful of its kind in the world.

Details on the G-Power X6 M Typhoon S after the jump.

If yesterday Lumma was revealing the CLR 558 GT package based on the new generation Porsche Cayenne , today the tuner announced the CLR X650 package based on the BMW X6 . The name might sound familiar to you as last year the tuner revealed the CLR X650 M based on the BMW X6 M . Official debut will be made at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The exterior package includes a new front spoiler, rear bumper, side skirts, sporty looking bonnet, rear spoiler and carbon fiber inserts on the rear lip, mirror covers, front kidneys and headlamp visors. For the interior Lumma is offering leather upholstered sports steering wheel and leather covered carbon-look interior ledges. All the interior is covered in leather upholstery in black and beige, complete with decorative seams in the contrasting color. The final touch to the car’s interior upgrade is the color coordinated instruments and the aluminum pedals with anti-slip rubber coating.

The engine updates is only offered for the diesel versions. Thanks to an accelerator pedal power module and a new sports exhaust system the engine now delivers 340 HP and 670 NM of torque.

When BMW launched the X6 out on the market, many members of the press highly doubted that this "sports activity coupe" would stand a chance at success, but the customers spoke and the X6 turned out to be more successful than BMW itself expected. Then, soon after the surprising success of the X6, Acura brought their own version of the X6 and now Audi has announced plans to build their own version of the crossover to serve as competition to the original.

When talking about the X6 in an interview with Inside Line, Audi Group Design’s Wolfgang Egger said: "It has been a big success in China, where it’s become a second car driven by women. There, it’s a female sports car." He then added that Audi’s Q3 (pictured above) is just enough to serve as competition for the BMW, but he also said that Audi could do better. How much better is yet to be seen.

Egger also gave InsideLine some insight on other models in the Audi lineup. He said that the A1 line-up would include a five-door hatchback, a 180-HP S1 , and a cabriolet. As for the Quattro concept , Egger said that it "wasn’t dead," but has yet to be confirmed for production.

Source: Inside Line

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