The new BMW X6 is even bigger than before, measuring at five meters long and two meters wide. BMW recently unveiled the Vision M Next concept supercar, and it seems the X6 has taken a number of design cues from its low-slung sibling such as the illuminated kidney grille design and a set of LED laser lights that are both thin yet powerful.
BMW’s range-leading X6 M50i gets a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 which produces 526 BHP and 553 lb-ft of torque. Paired with an advanced four-wheel-drive system, the engine can propel the over two-tonne X6 from 0-62 MPH in just 4.3 seconds. The M50i also gets an M Sport exhaust system, active dampers and a power steering mode exclusive to the M-Sport version.
There will also be a host of subtler, family-friendly engines, such as 395 BHP 3.0-liter diesel, a 3.0-liter 336 BHP straight-six petrol and an entry-level xDrive30d with a 3.0-liter 260 BHP unit. Regardless of which variant you opt for, all X6’s will come equipped with a four-wheel-drive system that has a RWD bias when pushing the power, roll stabilization, active steering, as well as an optional air suspension and off-road pack.
Take a look at the new-and-improved BMW X6 — featuring its wider body kit, futuristic light set up and 22-inch rims — in the gallery above. Prices start at £59,340 GBP (approx. $74,600 USD) for the 30d Sport, rising to £76,870 GBP (approx. $96,600 USD) for the M50i.
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