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BMW X6

BMW X6

  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.

With the announcement of Infiniti’s new performance line and the debut of their2 M-based models coming up at the Pebble Beach Concours, it probably wasn’t a bad idea for BMW to release a video about their Performance line. There’s always room for a little refresher when competition is brewing.

BMW’s Performance line is available for models like the 1-Series , the 3-Series , the X5 , and the X6 . It includes hand-crafted carbon components, a lightweight sports silencer, front bumper, side-sills, and an insert for the rear bumper; all in a special design and body color. The Performance line also includes a rear spoiler, rear fins in matte black, and a front grid finished in high-gloss black paint. Finishing off the line are a set of 21" light-alloy wheels.

For models like the BMW M3 , the Performance Package includes a lowered suspension that brings the chassis 10 mm closer to the asphalt and stiffens things up with a newly developed set of electronically adjustable dampers as well as an all new set of lightweight mesh alloys measuring 19 inches in diameter. These alloys help dress up the new M3’s appearance along with the functional aero package.

Want to see more on BMW’s Performance line? Check out the video for yourself!

You already know that G-Power has prepared a Typhoon package for the BMW X6 M , but today the company has revealed a new upgrade for this package. It is called the Typhoon RS Ultimate V10 and will be limited to only 5 units.

The new Typhoon RS Ultimate V10 is powered by a 5.5 liter V10 engine that delivers a total of 900 HP at 8.000 rpm and a maximum torque of 870 NM at 6.800 revs. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in 13 seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph.

The package also includes a high-tech brake system equipped with 410 mm carbon-ceramic brake disks and 6-piston calipers, a titanium exhaust system, four ultra-light carbon individual seats, and two tone leather inserts on the seats, instrument panel, interior door panels, and the A, B and C pillars. The package is finished off with 23" G-POWER Silverstone RS forged wheels.

Press release after the jump.

Sports Utility Vehicle, Coupe, or Sports Activity Coupe, the BMW X6 has been called many things. According to BMW , however, this vehicle is indeed a Sports Activity Coupe which means that it is an enlarged coupe. Now we guess Russian tuner, Armortech, got tired of hearing some people call this vehicle a coupe and decided they would go ahead and make it one. Maybe they figured if they showed the world what it would look like as a coupe then people would begin to realize the difference, albeit only being a small one.

Of course converting a large-four door SAC into a coupe model is not an easy task, but ArmorTech managed to do it by pushing the B-pillar backwards and making the front doors 250 mm longer. They have also moved the rear window forward by about 200mm. On the interior the front seats have been modified to tilt and slide forward in order to offer access to the rear seats.

Next to the base adjustments, the X6 Coupe also gets engine upgrades, a sportier suspension, a modified exhaust, and a high performance braking system. The customer can also get an aggressive body kit, leather or alcantara upholstery, a sport steering wheel, an unique interior trim, and generously sized lightweight alloy rims upon special demand.


BMW has announced a new special edition for the Japanese market, the X6 Performance Unlimited. It will be limited to only 20 units and will go on sale today. Customers will get their cars at the end of July.

The new special edition comes with the new BMW Valvetronic system that combines high-precision direct injection and twin turbo power into a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, with hybrid technology and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The entire car is inspired by Motorsport BMW Performance. The entire exterior is covered in a silver pearl wrap with a delicate pearl glow. The X6 Performance Unlimited comes with BMW Performance 21-inch alloy wheels and a specially equipped BMW Performance aerodynamic package that includes a new front bumper, side skirts, rear diffuser, and blacked-out kidney grilles.

The interior gets Dakota leather, brushed aluminum pedals, aluminum trim, a numbered plaque, and a "BMW Performance Unlimited" logo.

This special edition is priced at 9,450,000 Yen (around $108,000 at the current exchange rates).

Okay, so you might ask why the Russian tuner TopCar has revealed a series of images with the CLR X 650 , if the project belongs to Lumma Design. The answer is quite simple: because the two tuners have now formed a partnership and these images are of their first project together.

Lumma was the tuner responsible for the technology, while TopCar made sure the interior got a beautiful makeover. TopCar also provided some input on the color scheme combination and wheels. Next to this amazing Monte Carlo Blue exterior color, the CLR X 650 M can also be ordered in White and Deep Blue.

The Lumma CLR X 650 M is powered by a twin turbocharged 4.4 Liter V8 engine that has been tweaked to produce a total of 650 HP. With these changes under the hood, the SUV makes the sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 194 MPH.

Not a lot of tuners have decided to take a crack at the BMW X6 especially since the X6M was revealed. For whatever reason, tuners have not taken a liking to cleaning up the sports activity coupe other than the Interceptor package from Met-R . Of course, there’s always someone who decides that they can do it better and, today, that some is Status Design. The Russian tuner has unveiled a new tuning package for the BMW X6 that includes both aerodynamic updates and a power increase.

The aerodynamic package includes side skirts, carbon fiber roof spoiler, front bumper with LED daytime running lights, carbon trim on the window surrounds, mirror covers, a dual-kidney grille, and a new rear bumper. The roof is painted in gloss black and the body in white. The entire package is finished by 22" wheels.

Thanks to the addition of a new sport exhaust system and a chip tuning, the engine’s power has been increased to 380HP (an increase of 74 HP).

This tuning package is a perfect addition to the BMW X6 if the consumer is interested in giving this luxury car a sportier edge. BMW is not exactly known for sporty vehicles so Status Design has given the consumer the opportunity to have their cake and eat it too. Of course, there is always the choice of purchasing the BMW X6M instead which will still give the consumer a sportier look and also provide even more horsepower to boot. Pricing for this tuning package has yet to be revealed so the jury is still out on which deal would be better on the wallet. It’s probably safe to say the tuning package will still be less expensive than the BMW X6M.

A few days ago, we told you about the BMW X6 Interceptor that has been making an impression on a lot of people, partly because it’s so unfailingly awesome and partly because it was built by the Russian tuning house, Met-R.

And just to give us an even clearer picture on what kind of extraordinary X6 the boys from Met-R have created, they’ve kindly provided us a slick promo video of the tuned-up X6 Interceptor that, after watching it, will surely drive your curiosities straight through the roof.

As a reminder, the Interceptor comes with a package that includes an aggressive body kit highlighted by a redesigned front bumper, a revised grille, a rear diffuser, modified side sills, wheel arch extensions, a rear spoiler, and a set of BBS wheels, rounding out to a complete package that costs 297,000 rubles or in Benjamin-speak, about $9,740.

Source: YouTube

When it comes to Russians and their cars, you never know what will come next. The X6 Interceptor by Met Ru is no exception. The tuning kit is offered in two versions: a normal version priced at 297,000 rubles ($9,689) and a carbon fiber version, 397,000 rubles ($12,951); both being all about getting aggressive.

The Russian tuner added an aggressive front bumper with huge air intakes and kidney eyebrows derived from the 6-Series , expanded arches and sills, a new rear bumper, diffuser and vertical fog lamps. The car is topped off with huge BBS wheels.

The package was designed by Zaur Khalilov and was done using a 3D rendering software. And there is something the tuner would like to tell you: "Be individual, do not be afraid to take risks and enjoy the revolution." Interesting, no?

UPDATE 06/01/2010: Check out the new promo video made by Met-R for the new BMW X6 Interceptor! Just click on the picture above.

Source: Met-R
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The BMW X6M has been a little bit of a loose lady these days. Many auto tuners have gotten a piece of this vehicle and have tuned it up to their liking. The latest company to give her a go is AC Schnitzer . They have created an extensive carbon fiber body kit complete with all of the accessories for the interior, plus a performance upgrade.

The Aachen-based tuning specialists have started this package off with a front spoiler, rear roof spoiler, rear wing, and rear diffuser all made of carbon fiber. They have also added carbon fiber design elements to the front skirt and chromed front grille. The front of the car is highlighted by the AC Schnitzer carbon bonnet which features a clear view of the engine thanks to the plexiglass panoramic window placed in the center of it. They have also thrown in optional carbon bonnet vents. The exterior is rounded off by Falcon wheel arch extensions that add 40mm to each side making the car appear wider. Since no car is complete without the rims, AC Schnitzer has provided a choice of 20", 22" or 23" wheels in a plethora of types.

The interior will receive carbon interior trim and an AC Schnitzer steering wheel spokes with the new “black Exclusiv” design. Carbon isn’t the only material that was used leaving the cover for the i-Drive system controller and the footrest and pedal set to be outfitted in aluminum. The final touch is a throwback to the 80’s with velour foot mats.


Hit the jump for the full review and press release.


It seems that the new BMW X6 M has developed quite a following within the auto tuning industry, sort of like how a hot new student is getting the attention of all the frat boys in a party. Well, the latest auto tuner to develop a kit for the smoking hot SUV is - surprise, surprise - Vorsteiner! These guys never get tired of spicing up BMWs, don’t they?

As far as we can tell, Vorsteiner’s tuning package is mostly focused on improving the X6 M’s aerodynamics. Among the modifications included in the kit include a front spoiler, a vented hood, a roof spoiler, a deck lid spoiler and a rear diffuser that are all made out of carbon fiber. The package is finished by One-Piece Forged V-102 Wheels in 23 inches in a Satin Brushed Aluminum finish.

Press release after the jump.


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