BMW X6: What You Should Expect
The X6 as a concept model
The German automaker BMW released X6 as mid-size luxury crossover for sale in 2nd quarter of 2008 for the 2009 model year. The X6 has been projected as the Sports Activity Coupe. It has the attributes of a SUV and the stance and elegance of a coupe. Hence it has a high ground clearance, all-wheel drive, all-weather ability, large wheels, large tires and also bold styling and a dramatic sloping roof.
At the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2007, the concept model of the X6 was debuted. The production X6 was officially debuted in 2008 in the North American Auto Show Detroit and also the Montreal International Auto Show. Compared to an X5, it slightly longer and wider and was initially could seat only 4 people. Since 2011, the car came with an option of seating 5 people.
Dynamics of X6
The X6 shares its platform with the X5. It is manufactured in BMW’s North American plant in Greer, South Carolina along with the X5.The BMS concept X6 Active Hybrid version has also been announced. In April 2009, the sporty X6 M version was announced. It has a 547 hp (408kW) 4.4 L turbocharged V8 engine.
The base model of X6 is the xDrive35i. It is powered by 225 kW version of N54 3.0 L twin-turbocharged inline-six gasoline engine. The top end model is the xDrive50i. This is powered by 300 kW, N63 V8 engine.
The X6 models and variants
When the X6 was launched it was made available in many markets through 2 of its variants namely, xDrive30d and xDrive35d. Both had BMW’s 3.0 L turbo diesel engine producing 235 PS (173 kW) in the xDrive30d and 286 PS (210 kW) in the xDrive35d version. The second power unit formed the base for the BMW diesel variant which was launched in late 2008 across 50 states.
The year 2010 saw the replacement of the 35d variant with the 40d. In 2012, a high performing M50d was added, which however had a 3.0 L engine.
Photo Gallery of BMW X6
Technical Characteristics of BMW X6
Technical Characteristics of 2010 BMW X6 xDrive50i produced by BMW (DE).
|Body Type||Sport-utility vehicle 5 doors / 5 seats|
|Front Track||1644 mm|
|Rear Track||1706 mm|
|Ground Clearance||212 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||85 liters|
|Drive Wheels||All wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||direct petrol injection|
|Max Power||407HP (300 kW) @ 5500 rpm|
|Max Torque||600Nm @ 1750 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||292 g/Km|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||9J x 19 / 9J x 19|
|Standard Tyres||255/50 R 19 107V XL / 255/50 R 19 107V XL|
|Transmission||8 speed automatic|
|Number of gears||8|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||5.4 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|