BMW X6 is a luxury crossover that was initially unveiled in 2008. This was the first time ever that a high performance model was being introduced with the AWD mode. With the BMW X6, the results have always been tremendous, thus the automaker is not taking chances in releasing yet another X6 series in the year 2016 to continue with this success story. The automaker feels that it is the right time to design a model with outstanding efficiency. Therefore, the 2016 BMW X6 will come with various noticeable changes which include a different design as well as upgraded power units and probably new transmissions. 2016 BMW X6 will represent the latest sporty crossover from BMW and it will be a third generation model.
2016 BMW X6: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
New 2016 BMW X6 will use the same platform used in assembling the current BMW X5, which is BMW’s new monocoque platform, but some improvements will be made to its body to make it lighter, shorter and more aerodynamic. The platform will comprise of light weight steel while under the hood, the latest generation axle will be installed to enable it to lose more weight. Its chassis will be reconfigured to enable the new sports car to acquire a longer wheelbase. More so, its headlights will be stylishly designed while the tail lights will be quite magnificent. The front fascia shall be lifted a bit to make this new auto more aggressive and modern. Again, the new 2016 BMX X6 will still get the shark nose which is the main signature in BMW models. This latest X6 new length will be 4.91 meters, an increase of about 33 mm from the previous models length dimensions. This extra length is aimed at increasing the rear leg space. As for the wheels, buyers will chose from the standard 18 inch or the 21 inch M light alloy wheels. This four door sedan will also have two twin exhaust pipes, large side skirts, flared fenders and large air intakes as well as side air breathers.
Its interior shall also be significantly upgraded to make the car more comfy and spacious. The automaker has opted to maintain the monochromatic black color scheme in bringing out the sporty feel of this new crossover. This model will be made to accommodate up to five passengers at a go. When it comes to tech features, the 2016 BMW X6 will be equipped with high tech components such as keyless entry, cruise control, dashboard mounted LCD, CD/MP3 player, GPS navigation system, quality sound speakers and many more. Its cabin capacity will be increased to about 1525 liters of storage space.
2016 BMW X6: ENGINE SPECS
2016 BMW X6 will come with about three engine alternatives, all of which will be supported by the eight speed automatic mechanism. The first engine is expected to be a 3.0 liter twin-turbo six cylinder diesel engine generating 380 hp and 600 Nm of torque. The second unit will most likely be the same 4.4 liter V8 petrol engine that develops 445 hp and 680 Nm of torque. The last unit is expected to be a hybrid variant involving a 3.0 liter six cylinder petrol engine mated to a powerful electric motor. The electric motor will derive its power from a lithium-ion battery. This configuration will produce about 560 hp and 575 Nm of torque. When the hybrid model is finally offered, it will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.
2016 BMW X6: Release Date and Price
This redesigned model 2016 BMW X6 is expected in the showrooms by summer of 2015. As for the price, it is rumored to be about $ 61 000.