While the new X6s body shape and overall design is – for the most part – similar to the outgoing version, there are plenty of new features inside and outside of the SUV that make it contemporary and exciting.
A new aerodynamic-conscious front-end features air deflectors and Air Curtains, which are integrated into the outer air intakes of the front bumper. In the rear are three-dimensional LED light strips of the two-section, L-shaped rear lights that create a striking look during the night. The front-end also received new lights as well in the form of twin circular headlights.
Another fact that BMW touts in their press release is that they have actually managed to make the car larger and lighter at the same time. This weight difference ranges from 35 to 45 pounds depending on the model. And what’s more, BMW also claims that the new X6 has a “virtually 50:50 weight distribution.”
BMW will be offering the 2015 X6 in three different trims, each with intelligent all-wheel drive permanently active.
Starting off the lot is the xDrive30d which is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel engine generating 258 hp and 412 lb-ft of torque. Clearly this will be the entry-level trim option for the new X6. Next up is the M50d, which is full of torque. Powered by the twin-turbocharged straight-six diesel engine, the M50d produces 381 hp and an awesome 546 lb-ft of torque available. The flagship xDrive50i is set to be the most powerful of the bunch thanks to its twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter gasoline engine. This engine boasts450 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, which is good for a 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds.
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These three variants will go on sale in the end of 2014, with an xDrive35i (306 hp) and xDrive40d (313h hp) coming to the range in the spring of 2015.