BMW has announced that the X6, one of the two new models coming from BMW, will be made sometime in 2008 and will be produced at its US plant in Spartanburg.

Norbert Reithofer said production levels at Spartanburg in South Carolina are expected to be at more than 200,000 units per year in the medium term. The Spartanburg plant currently produces the X5 SUV and the Z4 car.

The X6 will be powered by the strongest engines from X3 and X5. Diesel engines will be same as in the X3: 3,0-Liter-Twin-Turbo with 286 HP. The petrol engines will be: a twin-turbo 3.0L delivering 300hp and later 4.8L V8 with 367hp. The X6 will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 6.8 seconds. A M-version of the X6 is not planned however, since all wheel and SUV models apply with BMW as incompatible with M-philosophy.

Source: ForbesAutos

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