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!
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.
Even if many people do not understand the meaning of the new X6, BMW announced today that the BMW X6 had been already sold out for this year. According to the company, BMW plans to produce 40,000 units in average worldwide in a full production year during the product’s lifecycle. Half of the worldwide production quota will be reserved for U.S sales.
Surprising that the X6 is sold out? Well, not really, most of the U.S dealerships sold their cars within the first week and there is a waiting list already at some of them. Wait until the X6 xDrive50 hits the showrooms. No one really believed that the X6 will be such an outstanding car.
The BMW X6 will be available in two engine variants: the xDrive50i (4.4 V8 engine, 400 hp, 450lb.-ft torque) and the xDrive35i (3.0 inline six-cylinder engine, 300 hp, 300 lb.-ft torque), both with Twin Turbo and direct injection. The BMW X6 offers unique features and performance ability in a combination unmatched by any other vehicle.
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BMW today announced pricing for the all-new BMW X6 xDrive35i and X6 xDrive50i. The X6 xDrive35i pricing starts at $53,275 and for the X6 xDrive50i at $63,775.
The xDrive50i is powered by a 4.4 V8 engine that delivers 400 hp and 450lb.-ft torque and the xDrive35i is powered by a 3.0 inline six-cylinder engine that delivers 300 hp and 300 lb.-ft torque, both with Twin Turbo and direct injection. The BMW X6 offers unique features and performance ability in a combination unmatched by any other vehicle. The new BMW X6’s design combines the sporting elegance of a large BMW Coupe with the powerful presence of a BMW X model.
Gallery 2008 BMW X6
BMW announced pricing for the all-new X6 SUV that made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show. The base price for xDrive35i is $52,500 and base price for XDrive50i is $63,000.
The xDrive35i is powered by a 3.0 inline six-cylinder engine that delivers 300 hp, 300 lb.-ft torque. The xDrive50i is powered by a 4.4 V8 engine that delivers 400 hp and 450lb.-ft torque. Both are being offered with Twin Turbo and direct injection.
The BMW X6 comes as standard with BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive technology with electronic control for variable distribution of drive power between the front and rear axles, consistently adjusted to driving conditions at all times and in all situations.
Packages and option pricing after the jump.
Gallery 2008 BMW X6
Opening the X6’s microsite you will not only be able to configure your dream SUV, but you will also be able to to watch the vehicle driving through the city, in a setting they have chosen, with personalized film clips.
The trip starts in the middle of the Double Cone at BMW Welt and continues through ultra-modern virtual architectural landscapes. Before the trip starts, the special shapes of the BMW X6 will be highlighted in a 360° rotation. Its design combines the sporting elegance of the larger BMW coupes with the powerful presence of a BMW X model. No other automobile can offer anything like the combination of fascinating features and capabilities provided by the world’s first SportsActivity Coupe.
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Just two days after its worldwide debut, the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe was named "Best Production Truck" at the EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Held each year, the EyesOn Design Awards recognize major design achievement in the automobile industry, and recipients are selected from among all new concept and production vehicles making their debut at the Detroit show.
After BMW has presented the X6 Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, here’s the production version that rumors say it will be unveiled in January at the Detroit Auto Show.
BMW will once again introduce a ground-breaking idea to the world and the creation of a new segment with the debut of its all-new X6 Sports Activity Coupe at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show in January. The all-new vehicle redefines the very notion of a coupe — with five doors and four sculpted seats, a higher ride and loads of cargo space. It defies coupe conventions in one jaw-dropping look, combining coupe agility and SAV versatility, taking the coupe to a higher level.
An innovative vehicle concept and equally innovative drivetrain technology are now coming together in a unique car the world has never seen before: BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid is the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé to feature a special concept of hybrid drive likewise never seen before – and all this from Germany’s premium car manufacturer.
Inventing the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), BMW has established a highly innovative and, indeed, trendsetting segment in the automobile market. And now the time is ripe for another brand-new concept: The Sports Activity Coupé combining an elegant, dynamically flowing roofline with the typical features of a BMW X model – a truly fascinating combination now borne out for the first time in the guise of BMW Concept X6.