BMW has launched the all-new X6 sports activity vehicle in India in two variants priced at Rs. 78.9 lakh and Rs. 93.4 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The BMW X6 is available as a completely built unit and is available at all dealerships in India.
The BMW X6 xDrive50i, which is the petrol variant, is priced at Rs. 93.4 lakh, while the BMW X6 xDrive40d, the diesel variant, is priced at Rs. 78.9 lakh. The BMW X6 is a cross between an SUV and coupe, and has a unique styling that looks like a really large sports car. Some like it. Purists don’t. Also read: BMW 640D Gran Coupe launched
Refreshed design, looks familiar
The new X6 has a redesigned chrome kidney grille, a new muscular bonnet, redesigned headlamps with LED daytime lamps, new foglamps, and new LED tail-lamps. The car has a tall-seating postion, but headroom in the rear seems slightly low. It has been given all-new interiors with a choice of leather upholstery. All the controls are angled toward the driver. The new BMW X6 is offered in Alpine White as a non-metallic color and while the other eight are metallic colours – Black Sapphire, Deep Sea Blue, Marrakesh Brown, Midnight Blue, Space Grey, Orion Silver, Titanium Silver and Vermillion Red.
Enhanced power and performance
The new BMW X6 comes with a choice of either an eight-cylinder petrol engine or a six-cylinder diesel engine. Both engines come with twin-turbochargers and are quite powerful. The petrol engine puts out 407 bhp of power and 600 Nm of torque between 1750 and 4500 rpm. The car can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in a claimed 5.4 seconds, with a limited top speed of 240 kmph. The diesel engine puts out 306 bhp of power and 600 Nm of torque at 1500-2500 rpm and can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 6.5 seconds. The diesel X6 has a top speed of 236 kmph. Both engine choices come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts for manual shifting.
The new BMW X6 comes as standard with BMW xDrive – an intelligent all-wheel drive system that monitors the driving situation constantly and distributes drive power smoothly between the axles. In addition, the dynamic performance control optimises tracking stability under tough driving situations, especially when accelerating out of a sharp bend. Also read: BMW 3-Series road test and review
Two feature packages
Features in the BMW X6 include two packages that customers can opt for. The Innovation package comes with driver-oriented features such as adaptive full-LED headlights, BMW heads-up display and BMW apps while the Luxury Package is designed specifically for customers with a focus on comfort. The luxury package includes special comfort seats with lumbar support, active seat ventilation and seat heating.
What we think
The BMW X6 is a unique blend of sports coupe and SUV. This vehicle will appeal to buyers looking at a sporty vehicle, with a car-like feel, but also need that additional ground clearance and go-anywhere appeal of an SUV. It has tremendous road presence due to its size, but looks elegant enough from the front at least to do justice as a luxury car.