BMW’s new X6 monster available in NZ

BMW’s new X6 monster available in NZ

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BMW’s range-topping X6 xDrive50i Sports Activity Coupe is now available in New Zealand, featuring the debut of BMW’s new big-boy 4.4 litre Twin Turbo V8 petrol engine.

The all-aluminium V8 engine with Twin Turbo technology and High Precision Injection is the world’s first eight-cylinder gasoline engine with the turbo-charger and catalytic converters housed in the V-section between the two rows of cylinders. This new arrangement gives this hugely powerful engine extremely compact proportions; reducing pressure losses on the intake and exhaust side.

The use of two turbochargers for the first time on an eight-cylinder power unit boosts both engine output and torque while delivering good fuel efficiency. Each of the two turbochargers supplies compressed air to four cylinders at a time, reducing the “turbo lag” typical of a large turbocharged engine with conventional technology.

Engine capacity is 4,395 cc, max output 300 kW/407 hp from 5,500—6,400 rpm and max torque of 600 Nm/442 lb-ft comes from 1,750—4,500 rpm. The BMW X6 xDrive 50i sprints to 100 kilometres per hour in just 5.4 seconds and continues on to an electronically-capped top-speed of 250 km/h. This unique power unit is the most efficient engine in its class, outperforming ULEV II and EU5 emission standards. Average fuel consumption to EU standard is 13.8 litres/100 km.

High Precision Injection plays a key role in the efficient use of fuel. This second generation of direct gasoline injection uses piezo-injectors positioned directly next to the spark plugs in the cylinder head delivering fuel into the combustion chambers at a pressure of 200 bar. The advantage is extremely precise dosage of fuel and improved engine acoustics.

The new BMW X6 xDrive50i will replace the current six-cylinder BMW X6 xDrive35i. The Twin Turbo three-litre diesel BMW X6 35d will still be available but gets a specification upgrade to include a rear-view camera as a standard feature.

The BMW X6 xDrive50i with standard sports package is priced at $175,000 with first cars arriving early 2009. The BMW X6 xDrive35d is priced at $139,000. Both models now include Head-Up Display, Cruise control and rear-view camera in their standard specification.

BMW X6 fq

BMW’s range-topping X6 xDrive50i Sports Activity Coupe is now available in New Zealand, featuring the debut of BMW’s new big-boy 4.4 litre Twin Turbo V8 petrol engine.

The all-aluminium V8 engine with Twin Turbo technology and High Precision Injection is the world’s first eight-cylinder gasoline engine with the turbo-charger and catalytic converters housed in the V-section between the two rows of cylinders. This new arrangement gives this hugely powerful engine extremely compact proportions; reducing pressure losses on the intake and exhaust side.

The use of two turbochargers for the first time on an eight-cylinder power unit boosts both engine output and torque while delivering good fuel efficiency. Each of the two turbochargers supplies compressed air to four cylinders at a time, reducing the “turbo lag” typical of a large turbocharged engine with conventional technology.

Engine capacity is 4,395 cc, max output 300 kW/407 hp from 5,500—6,400 rpm and max torque of 600 Nm/442 lb-ft comes from 1,750—4,500 rpm. The BMW X6 xDrive 50i sprints to 100 kilometres per hour in just 5.4 seconds and continues on to an electronically-capped top-speed of 250 km/h. This unique power unit is the most efficient engine in its class, outperforming ULEV II and EU5 emission standards. Average fuel consumption to EU standard is 13.8 litres/100 km.

High Precision Injection plays a key role in the efficient use of fuel. This second generation of direct gasoline injection uses piezo-injectors positioned directly next to the spark plugs in the cylinder head delivering fuel into the combustion chambers at a pressure of 200 bar. The advantage is extremely precise dosage of fuel and improved engine acoustics.

The new BMW X6 xDrive50i will replace the current six-cylinder BMW X6 xDrive35i. The Twin Turbo three-litre diesel BMW X6 35d will still be available but gets a specification upgrade to include a rear-view camera as a standard feature.

The BMW X6 xDrive50i with standard sports package is priced at $175,000 with first cars arriving early 2009. The BMW X6 xDrive35d is priced at $139,000. Both models now include Head-Up Display, Cruise control and rear-view camera in their standard specification.

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