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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.

Ian James Poulter is a very good golfer, good enough even to be included in two of the biggest golf tours in the world today, the US PGA and the European Tour. And while Poulter has proven that he’s pretty good with a golf club in his hands, few people know that he’s also a natural out on the race track.

Recently, Poulter sat behind the wheel of the all-new BMW X6 M and pretty much held his own with the hybrid SUV, taking it to the absolute limit and, surprisingly, he manoeuvred in and out of the chicanes effortlessly like a seasoned racing pro. Of course, he’s much better at swinging golf clubs than he is at racing SUVs, otherwise he probably would’ve found a way past that blue BMW in the video.

You can’t have too many talents, IJP. But we have to admit, you were impressive out there on the tracks.


Back in January the tuning house Hamann released an appearance package for the BMW X6 sports activity vehicle, the modified car was then called the Tycoon for its over the top styling featuring bold arches and a redesigned front end filled with all sorts of scoops and air vents. Well it is now September and the aftermarket specialists are preparing to debut the next step in their tuning program at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

BMW X6 based Hamann Tycoon EVO

The BMW Tycoon EVO comes complete with a new set of widened front fenders and rear quarter panel extensions made of a lightweight composite that adds about two inches to the X6’s width. The front bumper is similar to before except that this time there are two rows of powerful LED running lights inside the large air vents on either side of the car as well as the traditional projector fog lamps as well. The side skirts bring the body closer to the ground and at the same time bring it out to meet the new wide fenders. Out back is a pair of wings, more vents than you can shake a stick at and a mild diffuser at the bottom that frames two large fat pipes stick out from behind the middle of the Tycoon EVO letting onlookers know that this is no SUV to be messing with.

Hamann has a plan to increase the output of any BMW that could wear the Tycoon EVO kit. The 3.0 Liter twin turbocharged inline six cylinder engine found in the BMW X6 xDrive35i has been tuned to produce a maximum output of 360 hp and almost 400 lb-ft of torque, while the diesel powered xDrive30d now delivers a peak of 265 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque and the xDrive35d now makes 320 HP and 487 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful of all the X6 models, the xDrive50i with its 5.0 Liter twin turbo direct injected V8 gets 501 HP and 516 lb-ft of twist while the Tycoon EVO’s top speed goes up to 186 MPH.

Press release after the jump.

BMW has revealed the first presentation video for the new BMW X6 Active Hybrid model. The hybrid SUV combines a 407 HP V8 gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and two electric synchronous motors delivering 91 HP and, respectively, 86 HP. Total output goes up to 485 HP and 575 lb-ft of torque. With this amount of power the new ActiveHybrid X6 sprints from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds, while top speed is limited to 146 MPH.


The second hybrid model, next to the ActiveHybrid 7 , coming today from the luxury automaker BMW is the ActiveHybrid X6. Based on the latest BMW SUV, the new ActiveHybrid X6 is the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe with full hybrid drive. Sales will begin later in the year.

BMW ActiveHybrid X6

The hybrid SUV combines a 407 HP V8 gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and two electric synchronous motors delivering 91 HP and, respectively, 86 HP. Total output goes up to 485 HP and 575 lb-ft of torque. With this amount of power the new ActiveHybrid X6 sprints from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds, while top speed is limited to 146 MPH.

BMW ActiveHybrid X6

While running exclusively on electric power, the model can hit a top speed of 37 MPH for up to 1.6 miles, with the combustion engine being activated automatically whenever required. The new ActiveHybrid X6 also comes with: an electronic power steering system, an Auto Start/Stop system, a modified suspension, a lightweight braking system, a "powerdome" hood, and 20-inch light-alloy Aero wheels.

Press release after the jump.

Often we see police cars made from supped up sports cars, but an ambulance is a different story. That is exactly what BMW will unveil at RETTmobil, an ambulance version of their X6 sport activity vehicle . Besides having an awfully powerful engine, 407 HP to be exact, the X6 ambulance is loaded with specialty equipment like navigation, intelligent cruise control, energy efficient LED lighting and cameras mounted throughout the vehicle.


BMW announced the US pricing for the newly launched X6 M and X5 M Sporty SUVs. Revealed at the New York Auto Show, the two models will go on sale at a price of $86,225 for the X5 M and $89,725 for the X6M.

Both models are powered by a 4,4 liter twin-scroll, twin-turbo charged V8 engine that delivers 555 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a M Sports transmission. The M models can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4,5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph.

The two models come equipped with Dynamic Performance Control, special M suspensions and Adaptive Drive, along with a new Servotronic power steering and Active Roll Stabilization system. Other available options are: Head Up Display, Rear View Camera and High Beam Assistant.

Press release after the jump.

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BMW X6 by Hartge

The BMW tuners Hartge from Germany’s Saarland region have modified a diesel variant of the German Automaker latest Sports Activity Vehicle. The Hartge BMW X6 is a blend of high-performance street machine and crossover workhorse. The output of the straight 6 has been boosted to produce 328 HP and almost 500 lb-ft of torque while consuming less fuel. The body has also been widened to accommodate the addition of 22 inch rims.

Press release after the jump.

Just a few days after the official launch, BMW also announced the German prices on the new X5 and X6 M models. The X6 M is priced at 108,500 euro ($143,800 at the current exchange rates), while for the X5 M the European customers will have to pay 105,900 euro ($140,370 at the current rates). Anyway in USA the price will be kept in the $90k area.

Both models are powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine that delivers 555 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 5,650 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed M sports automatic transmission.

Source: BMW Blog

So the BMW X5 looks too much like an SUV for you, but you still don’t want to give up the go-fast SUV? So for those whose ideal vehicle it a sedan/SUV/sports car, BMW has made the X6 M.

BMW X6 M

While the car’s function may be hard to define, the mechanical elements aren’t. The 4.4-liter V8 engine is given a new set of turbochargers and a revised exhaust manifold to create 555 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 5,650 rpm (155 more hp than the 4.4-liter offered in the standard X6.) Just like its mechanical twin, the BMW X5 M , the engine is mated to a 6-speed M sports automatic transmission. BMW pegs the 0 to 60 mph time in 4.5 seconds - 0.8 seconds quicker than the standard 4.4-liter X6.

BMW X6 M

If the X6 M must be driven like a sports car, then at least BMW has installed the Dynamic Performance Control stability system that first appeared on the standard X6.

Just like the X5 M, the X6 gets a new set of 20-inch ten-spoke ally wheels, a wide jowl front bumper, and a full body kit.

More pics and full breakdown in the press release after the jump


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