When BMW launched the X6 back in 2008, it created an all-new segment of cars, called luxury Sports Activity Vehicles. The SAV was an all-new form which had the styling of a coupe coupled with the stance of a SUV. The BMW X6 went on to become a successful vehicle from the German luxury car manufacturer, selling more than 2,50,000 units of the globally. BMW has just unveiled the second generation of the X6 and the new model is quite the head turner, just like the outgoing version.
The front fascia of the BMW X6 has been revamped heavily and carries a familiar look that is also found on the X5. The twin-projector headlamps have become larger in size and they get neatly integrated with the kidney bean grille, which gets bigger as well. The front bumper is an all-new unit too. As you walk past the X6, you’ll notice that the side profile is quite similar to that of the outgoing version. The tail lights are an all-new unit, but are quite similar to the ones on the X4. The rear is completed with the help of a revised bumper and rectangular shaped twin exhausts.
BMW has managed to reduce the weight by 40 kilograms courtesy the extensive use of aluminium, thermoplastics and high strength steel that go into making the car. This weight shedding has allowed BMW to make the car more fuel efficient and reduce the CO2 emissions. As you step inside, you are greeted by beige upholstery, wood inserts and a digital instrument cluster.
In India, the new X6 will get the same 3 liter turbo diesel motor that propels the outgoing version. The X6 equipped thus will come with the xDrive40d moniker, with a peak power output of 306 bhp and a peak torque of 600 Nm. The X6 is brought into India via the CBU route currently and this set up is likely to continue in the future as well. The 2015 BMW X6 is expected to be launched in India in mid-2015, with a price tag of around Rs 95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).