BMW details new X6 sports activity coupe

BMW details new X6 sports activity coupe


BMW has released global details and pictures of its new X6 Sports Activity Coupe which launches in December 2014.

An international media release from BMW says the design of the new X6 blends the versatility of a BMW X model with the elegance typical of the brand’s Coupes.

The interior combines generous space with model-specific sports features and a luxurious ambience, while attractive design and equipment packages further highlight the exclusive style of the new BMW X6.

The design pure extravagance equipment package adds striking, high-quality accents to both the interior and the exterior. The M Sport package, meanwhile, includes specially selected features that enhance the vehicle’s dynamic character to immediately eye-catching effect. Also available from launch are model-specific features from BMW Individual.

The new BMW X6 comes with a standard equipment including: bixenon headlights, 19-inch light-alloy wheels, automatic tailgate operation and the 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission with steering wheel shift paddles, as are leather trim, two-zone climate control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and the driving assistant safety package from BMW ConnectedDrive.

Lending functionality an extra boost are the 40 : 20 : 40 split/folding rear seat backrests, which allow load compartment capacity to expand from 580 litres to as much as 1,525 litres (75 litres more than its predecessorl).

The line-up of engines available from the December 2014 launch of the new BMW X6 (fuel consumption combined: 9.7 – 6.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 225 – 157 g/km) consists of the latest-generation V8 developing 330 kW for the BMW X6 xDrive50i, a 190 kW six-cylinder in-line diesel engine for the BMW X6 xDrive30d and another straight-six diesel with three turbochargers and 280 kW in the BMW X6 M50d.

In 2015 the BMW X6 xDrive35i (225 kW/306 hp) and BMW X6 xDrive40d (230 kW/313 hp) will be added to the model range.

The standard – and permanently active – intelligent all-wheel-drive system BMW xDrive optimises traction, directional stability and cornering dynamics, as the situation requires. For improved dynamics, xDrive can optionally link up with adaptive suspension packages, including dynamic performance control.

BMW says that DPC is offered together with dynamic drive active roll stabilisation as part of the dynamic adaptive suspension package to deliver a targeted improvement in the car’s sporty handling attributes. Further enhanced ride comfort can be achieved courtesy of air suspension at the rear axle and dynamic damper control, which are included in both the comfort adaptive suspension package and Adaptive M suspension (standard on the BMW X6 M50d and part of the M Sport package for the other model variants), which also offers bespoke, sports-oriented suspension tuning.
The professional adaptive suspension package, meanwhile, combines the features of comfort and dynamic.

According to BMW, adaptive LED headlights, comfort access (including hands-free tailgate opening and closing) and other high-class options underline the character of the new BMW X6.

Driving pleasure and long-distance comfort, meanwhile, can be further enhanced by features including the navigation system professional with Touch Controller, Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system and new rear entertainment system professional.

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