Blend of agile and adaptable driving properties of the new BMW X6 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) knocks some people’s socks off with its impressive looks.
Like its predecessor, BMW Group will manufacture the new BMW X6 at its Spartanburg Plant in the US.
The German carmaker will acquaint the premium car with the market in November 2019.
Only the BMW X6 M50i and BMW X6 M50d will be available in South Africa in November 2019.
The BMW X6 M50i and BMW X6 M50d come with 21-inch light-composite wheels as standard.
A rough terrain bundle is available for every model variation except the BMW X6 M50i and BMW X6 M50d, with an alternative to choose from four modes that optimize over snow, sand, rock or shakes.
The X6 third-generation employ a perfect, restrictive structure language to underscore its certain and amazing appearance.
Innovative powertrain and chassis technology team up with a wealth of advancement to deliver a sporting yet also luxurious driving experience.
X6 flaunts the most striking single-outline BMW kidney grille extending to the headlights at a characterized edge.
The new BMW X6 is available for the first time as a choice with an illuminated BMW kidney grille.
Its grille adds a selective prosper to the outside design activated by opening or closing the vehicle — the driver can manualy turn it on and off.
The kidney grille’s lighting capacity is also available while the vehicle is in movement.
If we specify the optional BMW Laserlight with Adaptive LED headlights, a BMW Laserlight spotlight with Selective Beam optimizes the non-dazzling high beam function, whose range increases to around 500 meters.
The blue x-shaped elements inside the signature BMW twin headlights can show BMW Laserlight
Familiar BMW size define the new X6 flanks drawn character line and the dynamic roofline.
X6 is fitted with standard 19-inch light-alloy wheels with other variants ranging from 20 to 22 inches available as a choice.
The new BMW X6 is available from launch in xLine and M Sport model variants as an alternative to standard specification
The two equipment lines each have their own distinctive design cues.
Interior: an exclusive ambiance imbued with sporting flair
Manufacturer gears the interior of the new BMW X6 to deliver an exclusive and dynamic driving experience.
Clear structures lend the cabin a modern and sporty appearance.
Design of the cockpit, complete with the new arrangement and design of the control elements, is a progressive reinterpretation of the driver focus for which BMW is renowned.
The new BMW X6 comes as standard with Vernasca leather upholstery.
Interior offers high variability, thanks to 40:20:40 split rear seat backrests folding to increase boot capacity from 580 to 1,530 litres.
Highlight equipment features from the list of optional extras include multifunction seats with massage function for the driver and front passenger, four-zone automatic climate control, thermoelectric cup holders, glass applications for selected controls, the Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge, the Ambient Air interior fragrancing package and the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond+ 3D Surround Sound System
All new BMW X6 models come as standard with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while intelligent all-wheel drive maximises traction, agility and directional stability.
The latest generation of the BMW xDrive system once again splits drive torque between the front and rear wheels and as the situation demands – only now with even greater precision and speed.
BMW X6 can channel the drive to the rear wheels in the interests of efficiency in situations which do not require all-wheel drive,
The xDrive system also maintains a rear-wheel bias in dynamic driving situations.
The electronic controlled M differential lock at the rear axle aid the car’s sporting attributes available as part of M Sport specification or with the optional xOffroad package.
Tuned chassis systems enhance sporting responses, comfort levels, and off-road prowess.
A double-wishbone front axle and five-link rear axle give the new BMW X6 the ideal suspension tools to deliver dynamism and ride comfort on the road, plus unshakable traction off the beaten track.
Dynamic Damper Control is available as standard
Adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilisation and Integral Active Steering endows the car with agile and dynamic driving qualities, and the new BMW X6 is also available with two-axle air suspension including automatic self-levelling.
The driver can alter the car’s height by touching a button in the cockpit through a maximum of 80 millimetres.
And at the press of a button, they can also activate the ideal settings for the vehicle’s ride height, the xDrive system, accelerator response, transmission control, and the DSC system’s corrective inputs.
Innovative driver help systems offering new functions
An extensive selection of standard and optional driver help systems mark out the new BMW X6 as an innovative Sports Activity Coupe.
Adding a myriad new functions, the systems do an effective job in enhancing comfort and safety.
Standard specification for the new BMW X6 includes Cruise Control with braking function, collision and pedestrian warning with City Braking function, which also alerts the driver when detecting a cyclist.
The Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function is available as an option.
Driving Assistant Professional is on the options list for the new BMW X6.
This complete package of safety- and comfort-enhancing tech includes both the steering and lane control assistant with Traffic jam and lane keeping assistants with active side collision protection.
The Evasion Assistant is another component of the Driving Assistant Professional, as are the rear collision warning, road priority warning and wrong-way driving warning systems, crossing traffic warning, Lane Change Warning and the Emergency Stop Assistant.
The innovative reversing assistant, which helps the driver when exiting parking spaces and maneuvering within a confined space, represents another step en route to automate driving.
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is on hand to help the driver
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional in the new BMW X6 combines a new display and operating concept with unbeatable connectivity. It includes a high-resolution instrument cluster and a Control Display, both with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches.
The new BMW X6 comes with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, an intelligent digital character who responds to the prompt “Hey BMW”. One unique feature over other digital assistants is that drivers can choose their own name for him.
The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant (IPA) ensures there is always a genuine BMW professional on board.
IPA can explain many different functions, provide up-to-date information and assist the driver.
The range of functions and skills available expand as part of regular updates found on a smartphone and in a car via Remote Software Upgrade.
Four powerful engines and an M duo from launch
Line-up of engines for the new BMW X6 available during the launch includes two petrol units and a pair of diesel variants from the latest generation.
BMW M model developed 390 kW V8 petrol engine is spearheading the model line-up
BMW X6 M50d (fuel consumption combined: 7.2–6.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 190–181 g/km)* with 294 kW six-cylinder in line diesel engine and a quartet of turbochargers joins BMW X6 M50i (fuel consumption combined: 10.7–10.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 243–237 g/km)*
A straight-six petrol unit with output of 250 kW sees action in the BMW X6 xDrive40i (fuel consumption combined: 8.6–8.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 197–181 g/km)*, and the BMW X6 xDrive30d (fuel consumption combined: 6.6–6.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 172–159 g/km)* uses a six-cylinder in-line diesel with 195 kW.
All variants of the new BMW X6 fulfill the EU6d-TEMP emissions standard.
The M Sport exhaust system fitted as standard on both M models is also available as an option for the other versions of the BMW X6 or as part of the M Sport package and gives the car an unmistakable and rich aural presence.
Dynamically stretched proportions exude sporting prowess
The new BMW X6 has grown by 26 millimetres in exterior length over the outgoing model (to 4,935 mm) and by 15 mm in width (to 2,004 mm).
It now stands 6 mm lower (at 1,696 mm) and combines dynamically stretched proportions with exceptional visual muscularity.
The car’s wheelbase has increased by 42 mm to 2,975 millimetres.Follow us on Social Media