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.
Last month we started bringing you information on BMW working on a hybrid version of the X6 SUV . Today is time to get a little bit closer to X6 Active Hybrid. Latest spy shots caught it testing in Germany with a big (nasty) scoop on the hood. Lets just hope BMW will drop it from the production version.
Set to be revealed at the beginning of 2009 the X6 Active Hybrid will come with a two-mode hybrid system that features two electric motors housed in the hybrid transmission. This transmission means the X6 can run on electric power only. It also allows start-stop running in traffic, boosts the engine under acceleration and recovers energy under braking.
Among the big German tuners, AC Schnitzer was the only tuner who didn’t unveil its customization programme for the Bmw X6 . Well today the waiting is over, here is the X6 by AC Schnitzer. The new vehicle features a completely re-designed front bumper with new larger air vents, new side sills and a rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and exhaust system. Also new custom 22 inch wheels were added.
At the interior the car features a new custom sport steering wheel. New carbon fiber insertions, velour mats and aluminium sport pedals. More details when the official details will be released!
As this latest spy shots prove, BMW will bring a M-version for its latest X6 SUV , but rumors say it will not carry an "M" name.
The X6 M feature a more aggressive design, with a modified front fascia with clearly larger air intakes, quad exhaust pipes.
Under the hood there will be a Biturbo 4,4-Liter-V8 engine, the same power unit that the new high-spec X5 is set to receive.
BMW is working on a hybrid version for the X6 SUV . The new version will be revealed in 2009.
The X6 Hybrid will come with a two-mode hybrid system that features two electric motors housed in the hybrid transmission. This transmission means the X6 can run on electric power only. It also allows start-stop running in traffic, boosts the engine under acceleration and recovers energy under braking.
The X6 Hybrid will make its world debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.
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After Hartge and Hamann , is Lumma’s turn to present its customization programme for the recently launched Bmw X6. Called the CLR X 650, the new vehicle will feature a new wide body kit, consisting in a re-designed front bumper, a front bonnet, new side sills and a re-designed rear bumper. The car will feature also 23 inch black painted wheels.
More information after the official unveiling of the vehicle!
Recently launched the Bmw X6 made quite a buzz on the auto market all over the world. H&R is the first company offering a new set of sport springs for the Sports Activity Coupe from the German manufacturer.
According to H&R the car can be lowered with up to 40 millimeters in order to deliver better handling while keeping the same level of comfort. For those who don’t know, H&R components come with TUV approval!
The only improvement we see on the car are the new side skirts which give the car a plus of sportivity but according to our sources the tuner focused on the engines and re-programmed them as it follows: the 3.0d is now capable to develop 256 hp and 600 Nm of torque while the 3.5d develops 320 hp and 660 Nm of torque. More informations after the official informations will be released, so stay tuned!
Last week we reported you about the unofficial photos of the new Hartge Bmw X6. Today the German tuner unveiled its tuning kit for the first Sports Activity Coupe from Bmw. As we said the vehicle will feature the 22 inch alloy wheels, aluminium pedals at the interior as well as carbon fiber insertions.
In order to improve the performances of the diesel engines the tuner re-proggrammed the software and now the 3.0d engine develops 275 hp and 598 Nm of torque while the 3.5d engine develops 328 hp and 675 Nm. No words about the price yet.
Unofficially unveiled by xbimmers forum, the new Bmw X6 by Hartge surprised us all. Following the same programme as the Bmw X5 , the new X6 features the enormous 22” allow wheels in the Hartge style as well as the carbonfiber insertions and new custom steering wheel at the interior. The 286 hp diesel engine has been improved in order to deliver more power and thanks to the re-programming is now capable of developing 328 hp. These are the only informations available for the moment! More to come after the officially unveiling!