BMW unveiled a revised version for the X6 in the middle of 2012, but these changes will be the last the car will receive because, in 2015, BMW will begin the SUV’s second generation. The BMW X6 has quickly become a successful model mostly due to the fact that it doesn’t have much competition. This second generation was imperative because, in 2014, both Audi and Mercedes will be bringing out decent competitors.
BMW will work on the car’s overall look, but their focus will mostly be on reducing the SUV’s total weight and its fuel economy. It has been rumored that BMW will cut about 330 lbs, so the next X6 will weigh about 4,400 lbs. The engine line-up will also get some changes: the entry level version will now use a base four-cylinder engine with 245 HP, while the top version plans to get a 405 HP straight-six engine. There will also be a hybrid just like the current generation.
Next to the technical improvements, BMW will also be working on making the car more agile and more aerodynamic. The interior will also receive higher quality materials and all the latest BMW technologies.
Updated 06/11/2013: Today we have created a new rendering for the next BMW X6 based on the new generation X5 launched the other days. We hope you like it.
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In creating the new rendering for the second generation BMW X6 we took our inspiration from the recently announced X5. However, we added a coupe-style roof and redesigned the rear- end with new rear lights and a smaller trunk door.
By the time the second generation X6 will arrive on the market, Porsche will also offer an updated version for the second generation Cayenne. Updates will include a revised front bumper and new headlamps and for the rear a new bumper and new rear lights.
Under the hood the model will keep the usual 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a 4.8-liter V-8 biturbo, but we do expect to see slightly increased output.
Range Rover Sport
The new-generation Range Rover Sport was unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show. It comes with a choice of four different engines: two gasoline units and two diesel units.
The base version gets a 340-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 supercharged engine, while top version will be powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 supercharged engine that delivers a total of 510 horsepower. Diesel fans will get an ultra-efficient 3.0-liter V-6 turbo diesel offered in two versions: a 258 horsepower TDV6 and 292 horsepower SDV6.