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autoviva2014-06-06 11:17:20

BMW launches new generation X6

Model will be launched with a three engine range

In terms of design the new X6 keeps the same silhouette, however this second generation has more aggressive style details than its predecessor

BMWBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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has just unveiled the second generation of the SUV coupe X6X6 2BMW X6 2Germany, 2014 > present6 versions
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, in anticipation of the world premiere scheduled for August at the Moscow Motor Show. The new model is a new chapter of the lucrative niche market that was created with the launch of the first generation in 2008. The new X6 hits the market in December.

Throughout the first generation model, BMW claims that 250,000 units of the X6 were sold. This value represents an average of 40,000 units over the six-year lifecycle of the model.

In terms of design the new X6 keeps the same silhouette, however this second generation has more aggressive style details than its predecessor, in both front and back. The model gets a more structured body, with small touches inspired on the X4.

Regarding dimensions, the BMW X6 is slightly larger compared to the first generation. The new model is 4909mm long, 1989mm wide and 1702mm high, more 34mm, 12mm and 4 mm respectively, compared to the original X6. The wheelbase was reduced by 2mm to 1933mm.

Inside the new X6 received a redesigned dashboard, more contoured seats and more luxurious trims, similar to what had been done with the X5. The cargo capacity was also slightly increased to 580 liters.

At launch, the new generation of the BMW X6 will provide a range of three engines, one petrol and two diesel. All versions will be available with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and the all-wheel drive system xDrive.

Topping the range of the new model will be the xDrive50iX6 xDrive50iBMW X6 xDrive50iGermany, 2014 > present4 photos
, equipped with a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 petrol. The 450hp and 650Nm engine allows the X6 to accelerate to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds.

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, BMW uses the widely used turbocharged in-line six-cylinder 3.0-liter diesel. The 258hp engine with 560Nm of torque gets the X6 to 100km/h in 6.7 seconds. This version has an average fuel consumption of 6.0l/100km and CO2 emissions of 159g/km.

Finally the X6 M50dX6 M50dBMW X6 M50dGermany, 2014 > present7 photos
gets a tri-turbo six-cylinder 3.0-liter diesel engine. With 381hp and 740Nm of torque this version sprints to 100km/h in 5.2 seconds and, according to BMW, it reaches a top speed of 250km/h.

In the spring BMW will add the xDrive35i and xDrive40d versions to the X6 range.

The new generation has been developed together with the recently launched X5 and therefore both models will be produced in the same factory in South Carolina, in the United States.





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